Ankara Bombing death toll rises to 102: Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office
AP photoThe death toll in the twin suicide bombing in Ankara on Oct. 10 increased to 102, the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office announced on Oct. 16, adding that 13 people allegedly linked to the attack were in custody.
All but one of the victims have been identified, and the suspects are being interrogated, according to a written statementby the prosecutors.
The prosecutor’s office said the investigation has led to “significant evidence and information” regarding the perpetrators of the attack, asking the public “not to give credit to the speculative stories and wait for the result of the ongoing process patiently.”
Earlier on Oct. 16, Ata Önder Atabay, a teacher wounded in the bombings, succumbed to his injuries in hospital, marking the latest death toll as 100.
The identities of the two further people who lost their lives have yet to be announced.
Meanwhile, a total of 13 suspects remain in custody as part of the investigation into the attack, the office added.
“Our teacher friend, Ata Önder Atabay, who was severely injured on Oct. 10, has passed away at hospital where he was being treated this morning [Oct. 16]. Our pain has grown even bigger,” the Education and Science Workers’ Union (Eğitim-Sen) stated via its Twitter account.