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Turkey says two male suicide bombers behind Ankara blasts

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 06:16
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Forensic teams of the police investigate the area after multiple explosions ahead of a rally in Ankara, Turkey on Oct 10, 2015.

[ISTANBUL] Two male suicide bombers carried out the devastating twin bombings this weekend in Ankara, the office of the Turkish prime minister said on Sunday, as the toll rose to 97 dead.

"Work is continuing to identify the corpses of the two male terrorists who carried out the suicide bombings" on Saturday, the office of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in a statement.

It said that the attack, the deadliest in the history of modern Turkey, had claimed the lives of 97 people, raising slightly the previous toll of 95.

Of those killed, 92 have been identified and work is continuing to identify the five others, it added.

The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) has claimed the toll is far higher at 128 but this has not been confirmed by the authorities.

AFP

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