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Turkish PM hints at ISIS role in Ankara bombing

India TV News Desk 13 Oct 2015, 7:49:07 IST
India TV News Desk

Ankara:  The Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday strongly hinted at the possible involvement of ISIS in the Saturday bombing in Ankara that killed 97 people.

PM said Turkey was investigating the Islamic State (IS) group as prime suspect as they are close to identifying one of the bombers.

"Looking at how the incident took place, we are probing Daesh as our first priority," Davutoglu said, using an alternative Arabic acronym for the terror outfit.

He said that the attacks were definitely carried out by two suicide bombers.

Davutoglu however remained cautious, saying that authorities were investigating three groups including Islamic State but also the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the far-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) as "potential suspects."

"It would not be accurate to give an indication right now," he said.