86 killed in blasts at Ankara rally


ANKARA: At least 86 people were killed on Saturday in the Turkish capital when bombs set off by two suspected suicide attackers ripped through leftist and pro-Kurdish activists gathering for an anti-government peace rally.

The deadliest attack in the history of modern Turkey, near Ankara’s main train station, ratcheted up tensions ahead of the November 1 snap elections which were already soaring amid the government’s offensive against Kurdish militants.