Four Dead, More Than 100 Injured in Blasts at HDP’s Diyarbakır Rally

patlama2 (1)Two explosions rocked a pro-Kurdish rally in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir on Friday, killing at least four people and wounding over 100, according to the officials.

The two fatalities were police officers. Diyarbakir hospitals confirmed receiving more than 100 injured, and sent out a call for urgent blood donations.

“It is not yet clear whether this was an attack or an accident. Whatever caused it, we will find out,” Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said about the explosion, while addressing supporters in the city of Gaziantep.

In a written statement President Tayyip Erdogan called the blasts a “provocation” aimed at undermining peace. He also expressed his condolences to the victims’ families and said state authorities were conducting an investigation into the incident.

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