Twin explosions occurred in Ankara, capital of Turkey, in which at least 20 people were feared dead. The explosions targeted a peace rally organized by activists of leftist and pro-Kurdish groups.
As per news from AFP, eyewitnesses told that several corpses were seen lying on the ground. According to reports from NTV television and the Dogan news agency, at least 20 people were killed. NTV also added that nearly 100 people were left wounded.
Initially reports came out on huge explosion, but later Turkish media said that two separate blasts occurred. According to Anatolia news agency official, the possibility of blasts due to suicide bombers is being explored.
Ahmet Davutoglu, Prime Minister, had been briefed over the blast by Mehmet Muezzinoglu, health minister, it added.
Turkish official was quoted by AFP as saying that, "We are investigating the explosion and will share our findings with the public as soon as possible.” No further details were given.
As per the schedule, a peace rally was supposed to be hosted by leftist groups later in the day, which include the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).