Deadliest Bombing in Turkish History Kills 86

Double suicide bombing at protest in Ankara leaves 86 dead, 186 wounded. Prime Minister declares three days of national mourning.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Turkey (from archives)
Turkey (from archives)
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Two suicide bombers killed at least 86 people in Turkey today (Saturday). The attack, the deadliest bombing in modern Turkish history, occurred during an anti-government rally in the capital of Ankara.

According to Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu, 62 people were killed at the scene while another 24 made it to hospitals before perishing. Another 186 were injured, including 28 with severe wounds.

Some demonstrators remained in the area after the attacks, but were dispersed by police firing their weapons into the air, AFP reported.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the "heinous attack" was intended to break "our unity and our country's peace." Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu ordered the country to begin three days of national mourning.