Turkish authorities identify second Ankara suicide bomber

Second suicide bomber responsible for October 2015 Ankara bombings identified

Photo by: AA (Archive)
Photo by: AA (Archive)

Turkish authorities announced on Sunday that the other suicide bomber responsible for the twin suicide bombings that hit Turkish capital Ankara in October 2015 has been identified.

According to a statement released by Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s office the second assailant was a Syrian national and identified with his initials as EU.

The first attacker was identified on Oct. 19 as DAESH-linked Yunus Emre Alagoz who was the brother of Suruc suicide bomber.

On Oct. 10, 2015 Ankara was hit by two suicide attacks in which 102 people were killed and 500 others were injured.

The blasts came as the country faced a general election re-run on Nov. 1, amid ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the southeast and a raging civil war along its southern border in Syria.

Dozens of suspected DAESH supporters were rounded up in the days following the bombing.

TRTWorld and agencies