Ankara bombing: PM office confirms suicide bombings
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
DHA photoThe Turkish Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed the twin blasts that rocked capital Ankara were caused by two suicide bombers.
“Identification efforts continue on the bodies of two male terrorists who were ascertained to be suicide bombers,” the Prime Ministry coordination center said in a statement.
The statement also updated the death toll from 95 to 97 -- including a Palestinian citizen.
The coordination center added that 92 of the victims were identified and 91 of them have been delivered to their families.
The twin explosions, the deadliest in Turkey’s recent memory, also left hundreds wounded.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted a peace rally near Ankara’s historic train station calling for an end to the Kurdish conflict and political reform.
However, Prime Minister Davutoğlu has suggested the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were behind the blasts.