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Terror Attack Kills Dozens in Turkish Capital During Peace Rally

Terror Attack Kills Dozens in Turkish Capital During Peace Rally

An injured man holds an injured woman after explosions targeted a peace rally in Ankara, Turkey (REUTERS/Tumay Berkin)
An injured man holds an injured woman after explosions targeted a peace rally in Ankara, Turkey (REUTERS/Tumay Berkin)

Two large explosions in Ankara, Turkey’s capital city, have killed at least 30 people and injured dozens, confirmed Turkish police authorities.

According to Anadolu Agency, the blasts occurred shortly after 10AM and targeted a peace rally near the city’s main train station. The rally had been calling for an end to violence between Turkish forces and the PKK, the Kurdish separatist group. The PKK is designated a terrorist group by Turkey.

State television footage meanwhile showed a number of people dead and injured strewn at the site of the blasts.

Following the attacks, Turkey’s government said the attack was a terrorist attack and said an investigation had been commenced to identify the perpetrators of the attack. Turkey’s government, led by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, announced it would be holding an emergency meeting to discuss the latest developments.

No group has claimed responsibility for the terror attack.

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