Atleast 20 feared dead in twin blasts in Ankara

Ankara (Turkey):  At least 20 people were feared dead Saturday in twin explosions in Turkey’s capital Ankara, targeting activists gathering for a peace rally organised by leftist and pro-Kurdish groups.

Eyewitnesses told AFP several corpses were seen lying on the ground while NTV television and the Dogan news agency said at least 20 people were killed. Some 100 people were wounded, NTV added.

Initial reports said one huge explosion had gone off but Turkish media said later there had been two separate blasts in short sequence.

The authorities were exploring the possibility that the blasts could have been caused by a suicide bomber, the official Anatolia news agency said.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is to hold a meeting with deputy prime minister Yalcin Akdogan, government officials and security chiefs at 12pm (0900 GMT) in response to the attack, Davutoglu’s office said.

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