98 Killed,126 Injured In Turkey’s Capital Ankara Bomb Attacks

Two bomb explosions targeting a peace rally in Turkey’s capital Ankara on Saturday killed at least 98 people and injured 126 others, Turkey’s Interior Ministry said.

The explosions occurred minutes apart near Ankara’s main train station as people were gathering for the rally, organized by the country’s public sector workers’ trade union and other civic society groups. The rally aimed to call for an end to the renewed violence between Kurdish rebels and Turkish security forces.
It was not clear if the attacks, which came weeks before Turkey’s Nov. 1 elections, were suicide bombings.
A video showed several people lying injured on the streets or being taken into ambulances.
An Interior Ministry statement condemned the attack which it said “targets Turkey’s democracy and peace.” Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called an emergency security meeting to discuss the attack. His office said he was suspending his election campaign programs for the next three days. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cut short his program in Istanbul to return to the capital.

There was no immediate responsibility claim. A government official said authorities were investigating the blast.
“The toll is severe,” said Selahattin Demirtas, leader of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party, whose members attended the rally. “There are dozens of dead and hundreds of injuries. Some of our friends are in serious condition.”

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