Police detain six suspects over Istanbul suicide bombing
Police officers stand guard under the snow along a street leading to a police station after a female suicide bomber blew herself up on Jan. 6, 2015. AFP PhotoSix people, including three foreigners, have been detained in relation to the Jan. 6 suicide bomb attack at an Istanbul police station in the touristic area of Sultanahmet.
The suspects were taken to the city’s Çağlayan courthouse and were set to be interrogated by public prosecutor Okan Özsoy at anti-terror branch office.
The nationalities of the three foreigners were not immediately available.
A female suicide bomber blew herself up on Jan. 6 at the Tourism Police Station in one of Istanbul’s most popular touristic spots, killing one policeman.
After Turkish media reported the assailant’s identity as Diana Ramazova, a Russian-language news website, Kavkazpress, reported that she was a Russian citizen from the Republic of Daghestan, who was “radicalized by the Wahhabi ideology.”
Before the suicide bomber’s identity was revealed by the authorities, the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C) claimed the attack.
However, the family of the alleged DHKP/C bomber, identified as Elif Sultan Kalsen, said the body at the morgue did not belong to their daughter.