4.5 kg-bomb in pressure cooker found in Istanbul
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoSecurity forces seized a total of 4.5 kilograms of explosive material placed inside a pressure cooker under a suspension bridge in Istanbul on Oct. 8.
Residents in the Güvercintepe neighborhood of Başakşehir informed police of a suspicious black nylon bag under a suspension bridge encircled by stones around 2 p.m. Police then informed a bomb disposal unit after realizing that the bottom of the suspicious bag was buried in the earth. During the initial examination at the scene, bomb disposal experts found a pressure cooker inside the bag with its lid open and surrounded by nails covered with cotton.
It was revealed that the pressure cooker housed a pressure-induced, fuse-ignited mechanism along with 4.5-kilograms of explosive material.
The explosive was taken to a criminal police laboratory for further examinations.
Police have also conducted an investigation to apprehend the suspects responsible for preparing and placing the bomb under the suspension bridge.