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.
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.
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The explosive device was found on the roadside at Manjakote on Jammu-Poonch highway and was subsequently destroyed by the Indian Army's Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS)
Two others, apart from Hossain, were injured in the attack that unfolded at the Nimtita railway station where the minister was waiting for a train to Kolkata