Turkey attack carried out by suicide bombers

Ankara, Oct 12 (IANS) The Turkish Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed that the twin blasts that rocked capital Ankara were carried out by two suicide bombers, the media reported on Monday.

“Identification efforts continue on the bodies of two male terrorists who were ascertained to be suicide bombers,” the office said in a statement.

The statement also updated the toll from 95 to 97 — including a Palestinian citizen, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

More than 200 people, including nine policemen, were injured in the blasts on Saturday.

The office added that 92 of the victims were identified and 91 bodies have been delivered to their families.

The twin explosions, the deadliest in Turkey’s history, occurred on October 10 near the main train station of the city where People’s Democratic Party (HDP) supporters were gathering to hold a rally to protest the conflict between the state and outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters in southeast Turkey.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

However, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has accused the PKK and the Islamic State (IS) terror group as possible suspects.

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