More Than 80 Dead After Explosions in Turkey

UPDATE:ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkey’s health minister says two bomb explosions in the Turkish capital have killed a total of 86 people.

Minister Mehmet Muezinoglu said Saturday another 186 people were injured in the attacks in Ankara on a peace rally.

The minister said 62 people died at the scene while 24 others died after being taken to the hospital.


Turkey’s health minister says blasts in capital city of Ankara killed 86 people; 186 injured.

Video posted to social media showed the moment of the blast.

It happened as hundreds of people gathered for a peace rally to protest against conflict between turkish security forces and kurdish militants.

Ambulances rushed to the scene while security forces evacuated the area.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. It was not clear if the attacks were suicide bombings.


CNN- At least one powerful bomb blast near Ankara’s main train station rocked the Turkish capital Saturday morning.

The blast was reported by the semiofficial Anadolu Agency, Turkey’s largest news outlet, and by a witness who telephoned CNN.

The witness told CNN there were two blasts, and they were so powerful they rocked nearby high-rise buildings.

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