Third victim of Turkish opposition rally bombing dies

Teenager succumbs to injuries four days after blast in southeastern Diyarbakir

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

The third victim of a bomb attack on a pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party's (HDP) pre-election rally has died from his injuries, an official said on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old boy died on Monday following treatment at Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, according to Ramazan Solmaz, the chief prosecutor for Diyarbakir in Turkey’s southeast.

The teenager was among more than a hundred people caught up in twin bomb blasts at the HDP rally in Diyarbakir last Friday, two days before the country’s general election.

The two other victims were men aged 34 and 47.

Solmaz promised to keep the public informed about developments in the investigation. One suspect was arrested on Saturday night in connection with the explosions. "The public will be informed about the steps and results of the investigation," Solmaz said.

The two bombs were constructed from TNT explosives and ball bearings and detonated by mobile phone, officials said earlier.

Turkey’s general election was marred by violence, including the bombing of two HDP offices in Mersin and Adana on May 18 as well as knife and gun attacks on candidates and unrest between rival supporters and police.

TRTWorld and agencies