A suspect has been identified in the suicide bomb attack that killed 32 young activists in Turkey, the country’s prime minister has said.

Ahmet Davutoglu, speaking near the scene of the blast in Suruc near the Syrian border, said the suspect’s international and domestic links were being investigated.

He said there was a “high probability” the Islamic State group was to blame.

The government has now vowed to increase security at the Syrian border.

“What’s necessary will be done against whomever is responsible,” said Mr Davutoglu. “This is an attack that targeted Turkey.”

He rejected claims that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) had not done enough to combat IS militants, saying the government had “never tolerated any terrorist group”.

A cabinet meeting on Wednesday was due to examine additional security measures along the border with Syria.

IS militants have not responded to claims that they were behind the bombing.

via Suruc massacre: Turkey suicide bombing suspect identified – BBC News.

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