Suspected Islamic State suicide bomber kills two police in Turkish southeast

By REUTERS
May 1, 2016 21:50

Two police officers were killed and 22 people wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep, the governor and police sources said, in one of two attacks on the security forces on Sunday.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but security sources said police raided the home of a suspected Islamic State militant believed to have carried out the attack and detained his father for DNA tests and questioning.

Turkey has suffered attacks recently both by Kurdish militants and members of Islamic State, raising concern at home and among NATO allies about the increasing spillover of conflict from neighboring Syria. The city of Gaziantep is just 65 km (40 miles) from the Syrian border.


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