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Kurds mourn after election rally bombing

Saturday, June 06, 2015 - 01:06

Turkish Kurds gathered on Saturday to mourn and protest at the scene of bomb blasts that killed two people and wounded more than 200 at an election rally. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Turkish Kurds gathered on Saturday (June 6) to mourn and protest at the scene of bomb blasts that killed two people and wounded more than 200 at an election rally, with many voicing anger at President Tayyip Erdogan ahead of Sunday's parliamentary polls. The two explosions, which Erdogan described as a "provocation" designed to undermine polls, tore through a rally where thousands had gathered in support of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Diyarbakir, the largest city in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast. Ball bearings, nails and other metal parts from the device were gathered as evidence but no suspects have been identified, security sources told Reuters. Hospital sources said more than 200 had sought treatment. A Kurdish political group said more than 300 were hurt. Chanting "Murderer Erdogan", hundreds marched behind a banner declaring "peace despite everything" to the scene, where they laid red carnations.

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Kurds mourn after election rally bombing

Saturday, June 06, 2015 - 01:06