Number of Ankara bombing suspects rises to 10

Number of suspects investigated by police in connection to deadly Ankara bombing increases to 10

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ISIS suspect seen taken to prison after a trial this week in capital Ankara.

Security officials on Friday announced that the number of suspects being searched by police over links to the deadly Oct. 10 suicide bombing attack near Ankara's central train station has risen from 9 to 10.

The penal court in Ankara has issued arrest warrants in absentia for nine suspects determined to be involved in the bombing.

The court had previously issued arrest warrants for Yunus durmaz, Halil Ibrahim Durgun, Hasan Huseyin Ugur, Abdulmuttalip Demir, Burak Ormanoglu, Metin Akaltin, Mehmet Kadir Cebeal, Deniz Buyukcelebi and Haci Ali Durmaz.

Yunus Durmaz is said to have been ISIS' top commander in Gaziantep and is reported to be using the code name "Abu Ali."

It was revealed on Wednesday that the two suicide bombers entered Turkey from Syria 12 hours before the twin bombings on Oct. 10 that killed 102 people and injured 500 others in the Turkish capital.

The bombings targeted a "peace" march organised by leftist labor unions.

An unidentified senior ISIS border commander helped the bombers to cross the border after which they traveled from Turkey’s southeastern Gaziantep Province to Ankara in two cars.

Halil Ibrahim Durgun, who is reported to be ISIS' second in command in Gaziantep, was revealed to own four storage sites in the city.

TRTWorld and agencies