Police stage controlled demolition of would-be car bomb
ADANA – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotosPolice have staged a controlled demolition of a would-be car bomb attack in Turkey’s southern Adana province as unidentified militants parked the bomb-laden vehicle in front of a police station and opened fire at officers.
Police officers noticed a suspicious person running away from a car he parked in front of a police station in Adana’s central Seyhan district at 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 24.
As security officers mobilized to apprehend the individual, two other militants opened fire and caught the officers in crossfire. All three militants managed to escape into side-streets.
Alongside anti-terror and special operations teams, a bomb squad was also dispatched to the scene in order to evaluate whether the parked car with plate number 34 GU 8848 constituted a security threat.
Bomb-disposal experts determined two propane bombs were installed in the trunk of the vehicle.
Şehit Mehmet Özer Street, where the police station is located, was closed to traffic and police asked all residents to clear the street by making announcements and house visits.
The bomb squad staged a controlled demolition of the car bomb after the entire street was completely evacuated.
The police commissioner of Adana also arrived at the scene and monitored the operation.
A city-wide investigation was launched to apprehend the militants.