Two Bomb Blasts at Ankara Turkey Peace Rally Kills 47 [VIDEO]

Two bomb explosions targeting a peace rally in Turkey’s capital Ankara on Saturday killed at least 47 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.