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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s government now says 95 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in the Turkish capital.
The number of wounded in the explosions that targeted a peace rally in Ankara is 245. There’s been no claim of responsibility for the attacks. President Barack Obama called Turkey’s president to extend his condolences over the deadly bomb blasts.
Turkey’s prime minister says there are strong signs that the two attacks at a peace rally in Ankara were suicide bombings.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu also declared a three-day official mourning for the 86 victims of the two explosions as well as for people killed in terror attacks since July.
The explosions occurred Saturday as hundreds of people were gathering for the peace rally by leftist and Kurdish activists.
The United States says the fact that deadly bombing in Turkey’s capital targeted a planned peace rally underscores the depravity of those who carried it out.
Ned Price, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council, says the U.S. will stand with the Turkish government and its people in the fight against terrorism. He says horrific acts like Saturday’s bombing in Ankara will only make nations more determined to confront terrorism.