Two male suicide bombers behind Ankara blasts, says Turkish PM as death toll rises to 97

Two male suicide bombers carried out the devastating twin bombings this weekend in Ankara, the office of the Turkish prime minister said on Sunday.

hidden October 12, 2015 09:30:06 IST
Two male suicide bombers behind Ankara blasts, says Turkish PM as death toll rises to 97

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.

Two male suicide bombers behind Ankara blasts says Turkish PM as death toll rises to 97

Turkey. AP

"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.

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