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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Twin bombs kill 30 at rally in Turkish capital

hirty people were killed and 126 were wounded in two explosions outside the main train station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Saturday, the Turkish Interior Ministry said. A Reuters reporter at the scene saw at least 15 bodies covered by flags, with bloodstains and body parts scattered on the road. Turkish government officials say the blast was a terrorist attack and investigation into the attack is underway. Read: Five children wounded in bomb blast in Turkey’s southeast President Erdogan condemns attack Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan strongly condemned a double bombing which killed at least 30 people in the capital Ankara on Saturday, saying the attack targeted the country’s unity and peace. In a written statement from his office, Erdogan called for “solidarity and determination as the most meaningful response to terror” and said that those behind the attack aimed to sow division between sections of society. PHOTO:AFP Last month, five children were wounded when a bomb tore through a street in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir, where deadly clashes followed the collapse of ceasefire by Kurdish militants. A separate blast in the town of Tatvan wounded five soldiers when their vehicle passed over an explosive left in a ditch by the road, security sources said.

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