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Turkey suicide bombing suspect identified

Published 21/07/2015

A man lays flowers at the site of a suicide bombing in Suruc, Turkey (AP)
A man lays flowers at the site of a suicide bombing in Suruc, Turkey (AP)

A suspect has been identified in the suicide bomb attack which killed 32 people on Turkey's border with Syria, the Turkish prime minister has said.

Ahmet Davutoglu said authorities are probing the international and domestic connections of a specific person they believe was a suicide bomber tied to the Islamic State group. He did not reveal any details about the identity of the suspect.

Neither IS nor any other group has claimed responsibility for the attack in Suruc yesterday, which also left 100 people injured.

Turkish officials have said they believe the attack was retaliation for Turkey's recent steps against IS militants.

The midday bombing targeted a leftist group that was holding a news conference about efforts to rebuild the city of Kobani across the border in Syria.

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