Death Toll Rises to 86 in Ankara Bombing Massacre
Posted by feww on October 10, 2015
Pro-Kurdish HDP party pins Ankara bombing massacre on President Erdogan
Two massive explosions at a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara have killed at least 86 people and injured 186, authorities said.
The deadly explosions happened shortly after 10:00 local time, targeting Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), ahead of a peace rally.
Eyewitnesses said the explosions were carried out by suicide bombers and that there were no police personnel present near the crime scene when the bombing occurred. The riot police arrived at the scene about 15 minutes later, according to HDP Foreign Affairs Commission.
The HDP has also accused the Turkish police of firing teargas on the people who were helping the injured.
The leader of pro-Kurdish HDP party has blamed the “State.” On Thursday, he had accused the Turkey’s President Erdogan for the assassinations of two people in Kurdish regions, earlier this week.
“Selahattin Demirtaş, the co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has claimed that the special operations forces who were sent by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) to predominantly Kurdish regions are committing murders in those areas,” said a report.