Turkey in mourning after blasts kill almost 100

ANKARA - Thousands of people have gathered in the centre of Turkey's capital, Ankara, to pay tribute to the victims of bomb blasts which killed at least 95 people.

Brief scuffles broke out between the crowd and the police after some mourners tried to lay carnations at the site of the bombings.

There is anger towards the government, whom protesters blame for security failures, says the BBC's Selin Girit.

The government has rejected suggestions that it was to blame for the bombing.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said there was evidence that two suicide bombers had carried out the attack.

Turkey has declared three days of mourning after Saturday's attack, the deadliest ever in Turkey.

The attack, at a peace rally, left 245 people injured, with 48 of them in a serious condition.

TV footage showed scenes of panic and people lying on the ground covered in blood, amid protest banners.

People are now concerned about the escalation of violence and about maintaining security ahead of a re-run of June's inconclusive parliamentary elections due to be held in three weeks' time, our correspondent says.

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.