Twin Blasts Jolt Turkey, Several Feared Dead


Update: As per latest reports, the death toll in he blasts have crossed 86 with 146 reportedly injured.

Update: As fresh reports are pouring in, it has been reported that at least 20 people have been killed in the blasts.

Ankara: At least two powerful bomb blasts near Ankara’s main train station rocked the Turkish capital Saturday morning. The blast was reported by the semiofficial Anadolu Agency, Turkey’s largest news outlet, and by a witness who telephoned CNN.

The witness told CNN there were two blasts, and they were so powerful they rocked nearby highrise buildings. Turkey, which at first avoided any conflict with the terrorist group ISIS, recently changed its stance and allowed the U.S. to launch anti-ISIS strikes from a Turkish airbase.

New reports have said that many Turks have joined ISIS’ ranks. No group is yet known to have claimed responsibility for the blasts.