Official: Suspected suicide bomber was Turkish citizen who went to Syria

By REUTERS
July 22, 2015 13:29

 
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ANKARA - A suspected suicide bomber who killed 32 people in southeastern Turkey this week was a Turkish citizen who had illegally traveled to Syria last year, a senior government official told Reuters on Wednesday.

The bomb attack, blamed on Islamic State, in Suruc, near the Syrian border, targeted a group of mostly university-age activists who had planned to visit the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, beseiged for months by Islamic State until January.

The suspect, a 20-year-old ethnic Kurd from the southeastern town of Adiyaman, also had links with another alleged bomber who attacked a pro-Kurdish political rally days before a June 7 general election, the official said on condition of anonymity.

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