Turkey blames Daesh for Ankara bombing

Published October 12th, 2015 - 10:15 GMT

Speaking on Turkish television, Ahmet Davutoglu said that Islamic State was the focus of investigations into the twin suicide bombing which were an attempt to influence the outcome of parliamentary elections next month.

He added that investigators were close to identifying one of the suspected bombers.

The Prime Minister, whose office said 97 people were killed, added that steps would be taken if security failures were found to have contributed to the bombing.

The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which said it was targeted in the attack, has put the death toll at 128, and suggested it may cancel further rallies ahead of the 1 November poll.

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