Militants bomb Gaziantep, Turkey police headquarters
Monday, May 2, 2016
Adetonated at police headquarters in , yesterday morning killed two and injured more than twenty other people. The governor's office said nineteen of the injured were police officers. Police said they suspect an alleged ( ) militant of responsibility for the attack.
Turkish media reported two police officers, Yusuf Evrin and Serdar Şakir, spotted the bomb in the vehicle as the driver approached the building. The officers opened fire on the driver before the bomb exploded.
This follows anotherin four days earlier that wounded several people, and three other militant attacks this year in Turkish cities populated with high numbers of tourists. Daesh have not claimed responsibility for any of these attacks.
Turkish police claim to have found evidence linking the suspect to Daesh and conducted a raid on his home. They took the suspect's father in for questioning andtesting, in an attempt to confirm the bomber's identity.
The, of which Turkey is a member, carried out in last Thursday. Gaziantep is near the Syrian border and a city official estimated to news website the area harbors as many as 400,000 Syrian refugees. Suspected Daesh militants amongst them have recently been subjected to police raids.
Foreign travel advisories are warning tourists of an increased threat of terrorist attacks in Turkey.
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