At least 30 dead in ‘terrorist’ attack on Ankara peace rally

via Yahoo News

Ankara (AFP) – At least 30 people were killed Saturday in twin explosions in Turkey’s capital Ankara, targeting activists gathering for a peace rally organised by leftist and pro-Kurdish opposition groups.

Corpses of activists were seen strewn across the ground after the blasts, with the banners they had been holding lying next to them.

At least 30 people were killed and 126 wounded, the interior ministry said in a statement giving the first official toll.

“We curse and condemn this atrocious attack taking aim at our democracy and our country’s peace,” the statement said.

A Turkish government official told AFP that the authorities “suspect that there is a terrorist connection,” without giving further details.

There were scenes of chaos after the blast, as ambulances searched for the wounded and police cordoned off the area.

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