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Turkish PM says blasts at Kurdish party rally ahead of elections are act of sabotage

  • People walk past a poster of Turkey's Prime Minister and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Ahmet Davutoglu, right, in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, June 5, 2015. Turkey will hold a general election on Sunday June 7 and approximately 56 million Turkish voters are eligible to cast their ballots to elect the 550 members of the Grand National Assembly. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    People walk past a poster of Turkey's Prime Minister and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Ahmet Davutoglu, right, in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, June 5, 2015. Turkey will hold a general election on Sunday June 7 and approximately 56 million Turkish voters are eligible to cast their ballots to elect the 550 members of the Grand National Assembly. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man places carnations at the explosion site  as supporters of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democracy Party, HDP,  march to protest the death of two people in two explosions during an HDP election rally a day ago, in Dirabakir, Turkey, Saturday, June 6, 2015. It comes at a tense time, two days before Sunday's parliamentary elections in Turkey, in which the Kurdish votes will be critical. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)

    A man places carnations at the explosion site as supporters of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democracy Party, HDP, march to protest the death of two people in two explosions during an HDP election rally a day ago, in Dirabakir, Turkey, Saturday, June 6, 2015. It comes at a tense time, two days before Sunday's parliamentary elections in Turkey, in which the Kurdish votes will be critical. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)  (The Associated Press)

  • Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu addresses an election rally in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, June 6, 2015. Turkey holds parliamentary elections on Sunday in which the Kurdish votes will be crucial in determining whether the ruling party gets the supermajority it seeks. (AP Photo)

    Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu addresses an election rally in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, June 6, 2015. Turkey holds parliamentary elections on Sunday in which the Kurdish votes will be crucial in determining whether the ruling party gets the supermajority it seeks. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says two explosions at a Kurdish party rally which killed two people just days before key parliamentary elections were acts of "sabotage and provocation."

Turkey holds parliamentary elections on Sunday in which the Kurdish votes will be crucial in determining whether the ruling party gets the supermajority it seeks.

Officials have not confirmed whether the blasts at the People's Democratic Party rally Friday was caused by bombs. But the private Dogan news agency, without citing sources, said Saturday that one of the explosions was caused by explosives placed in a gas cylinder.

Davutoglu did not point to anyone as responsible for the incident.

A prosecutor said Friday that about 100 people were injured, most of them from the panic and a stampede following the blasts.