Police foil car bomb plot in Turkey’s Suruç, assailant ‘neutralized’
An assailant who was plotting a car bomb attack in the Suruç district of the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa was “neutralized” by security forces on April 21, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Police in the district police headquarters opened fire on a suspected bomb-laden car after it refused to obey stop calls in the evening hours.
The assailant inside the car was “neutralized,” the agency stated.
The authorities use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply the suspect in question was either killed, wounded or captured.
Police took tight security measures around the area after the incident.
Suruç was the scene of a suicide bomb attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group on July, 20 2015, which claimed a total of 34 lives, mostly young people.