December 15, 2017

30 killed, 126 wounded in twin explosions in Turkey

By Zabihullah Moosakhail - Sat Oct 10 2015, 3:07 pm

Turkey30 people were killed and 126 others wounded when two explosions apparently targeting a peace rally by hundreds of people in the capital Ankara on Saturday.

Government called the explosions a terror attack and said that investigation is underway to find out if they were the act of suicide attacker(s).

Turkey’s Interior Ministry said that the explosions occurred as demonstrators were starting to gather for a rally to call for an end to the renewed violence between Kurdish rebels and Turkish security forces.

The ministry condemned the attack which it said “targets Turkey’s democracy and peace.”

The explosions occurred minutes apart from each other near Ankara’s train station from where the demonstration was scheduled to begin by the country’s Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions.

Lami Ozgen, head of the Unions, said two bombs “exploded in very short intervals”. “There was a massacre in the middle of Ankara,” he added.

Video footage on social media showed several bodies lying on the ground with ambulances rushing the victims to the local hospital.

No group had immediately claimed for the attack by the time this report was filed but ISIS was behind a suicide attack in a town near Turkey’s border with Syria which left 33 people killed in July.

Ahmet Davutoğlu, the country’s Prime Minister is expected to hold a meeting with security officials later today.

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