Militant in Istanbul car bomb attack identified: Report
AFP photoThe militant suspected of carrying out the deadly car bomb attack in Istanbul’s central Vezneciler neighborhood on June 7 has been identified, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Police have identified the militant who allegedly parked the bomb-laden car and detonated it with a remote control set during the passing of a vehicle carrying anti-riot police, the agency reported, citing security sources.
Work to apprehend the identified militant is ongoing.
Meanwhile, four suspects have been detained on suspicion that they rented the car used in the attack and handed it over to the perpetrators.
Police are investigating outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) links to the attack, in line with findings from the interrogation of the detained suspects and findings at the scene.
The June 7 car bomb targeting a police vehicle in Vezneciler during the morning rush hour killed 11 people, six of whom were police officers, and wounded 36 others.