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Turkey: 'Flower-bouquet' bomb leaves Mersin's pro-Kurdish party HQ in ruins01:05

Turkey: 'Flower-bouquet' bomb leaves Mersin's pro-Kurdish party HQ in ruins

Turkey, Mersin
May 18, 2015 at 09:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

A blast hit the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) headquarters in Mersin, Monday morning. Reports indicate that two explosions happened in Adana and Mersin, within ten minutes of each other.

The footage shows the immediate aftermath of the explosion that occurred when a flower bouquet that was sent on May 17 was opened in the kitchen of the party's local branch in Mersin, at around 10:00 local time (07:00 GMT). No casualties were reported in Mersin so far, while six people were injured in Adana.

Co-Chairman of HDP Selahattin Demirtas was scheduled to hold a rally in a stadium in Mersin today ahead of the general election in June 7, where the HDP is aiming to pass a 10 percent election threshold to enter parliament. It is uncertain as to whether the rally will now go ahead.

HDP offices, across the country, have been subject to more than 56 attacks, two of them armed, throughout the election campaign.

Turkey: 'Flower-bouquet' bomb leaves Mersin's pro-Kurdish party HQ in ruins01:05
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A blast hit the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) headquarters in Mersin, Monday morning. Reports indicate that two explosions happened in Adana and Mersin, within ten minutes of each other.

The footage shows the immediate aftermath of the explosion that occurred when a flower bouquet that was sent on May 17 was opened in the kitchen of the party's local branch in Mersin, at around 10:00 local time (07:00 GMT). No casualties were reported in Mersin so far, while six people were injured in Adana.

Co-Chairman of HDP Selahattin Demirtas was scheduled to hold a rally in a stadium in Mersin today ahead of the general election in June 7, where the HDP is aiming to pass a 10 percent election threshold to enter parliament. It is uncertain as to whether the rally will now go ahead.

HDP offices, across the country, have been subject to more than 56 attacks, two of them armed, throughout the election campaign.

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