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Turkey bomb detainees undergo checks

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 00:45

Two men arrested in connection with the Ankara bombing are seen leaving hospital after a visit for health checks. Rough cut - subtitles (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLES (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Two men arrested in connection with an attack in Ankara that killed 99 people were taken to hospital on Thursday (October 15) for a health check. It happened as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced that ten more people had been detained in connection with messages they wrote on Twitter about the suicide bombings, bringing the number held to 12. Davutoglu told Reuters on Wednesday some of the suspects in Saturday's attack, the worst of its kind in Turkey, had spent months in Syria and could be linked to Islamic State or to Kurdish militants. Government officials said on Wednesday two people had been detained over their Twitter messages regarding the attack. It was not clear on what grounds they were being held. The prime minister had told Reuters the bombing of a rally of pro-Kurdish activists and civic groups was intended to undermine his ruling AK Party in November 1 polls and deny it the votes it needed to form a majority government. The interior ministry has removed Ankara's police, intelligence and security chiefs from their posts as it pushes ahead with the investigation, after President Tayyip Erdogan admitted there had been an intelligence failure.

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Turkey bomb detainees undergo checks

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 00:45