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Explosions rock Turkey capital, kill more than 80 and injur 186

10 October 2015 10:04

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At least 86 people have lost their lives after two large explosions rocked a road junction in the center of Turkey’s capital, Ankara, local media say.

The blasts occurred on Saturday outside the main train station in Ankara, where a group of demonstrators had gathered for an anti-government peace march, Turkey’s Dogan news agency reported.

Turkish media say some 100 people were also wounded in the incident.

A woman helps an injured woman after an explosion during a peace march in Ankara, Turkey, October 10, 2015. (© Reuters)

 

Witnesses said several dead bodies were seen scattered on the floor at the site of the blasts.

Authorities in Ankara say the blasts were a terrorist attack. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is set to hold an emergency meeting with security forces over the explosions.

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