Death toll in Ankara twin bombing reaches 127 with more than 200 Injured

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ANKARA : Security sources say they suspect Islamic State (IS) bombed the rally. The government has furiously denied allegations that it was involved in the attacks itself. The blasts took place near Ankara central train station as people gathered for a march organized by leftist groups demanding an end to the violence between the Turkish government and Kurdish separatist PKK militants. In an expected announcement, the PKK declared a unilateral ceasefire, calling on its fighters to halt its guerilla activities in Turkey except in cases of self-defence. However, Turkish military said it had carried out air strikes against the group, attacking targets in south-eastern Turkey as well as PKK positions in northern Iraq. Scuffle broke out with the police after some mourners tried to lay flowers at the sites where the bombs went off on Saturday Oct, 2015. After the day thousands of people had gathered at square in central Ankara where a peace rally had been due to take place before it was interrupted by violence.

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