IT’S HAPPENING… 11 Killed in Major City Bombing [VIDEO]

IT’S HAPPENING… 11 Killed in Major City Bombing [VIDEO]

Another horrific terrorist bombing just took place in Istanbul, Turkey. Seven police officers and four civilians were killed. Erdogan is of course blaming the PKK and they may indeed be behind this. They have taken credit for several other attacks on security forces in that country. This one was a car bomb that targeted a police bus. It’s the fourth attack in Istanbul this year. The attack happened near the city’s historic Beyazit Square neighborhood, a major tourist attraction and an Istanbul university building.


From BBC News:

A car bomb attack targeting a police bus has killed seven officers and four civilians in central Istanbul.

It was the fourth major attack in Turkey’s largest city this year.

No group has claimed it, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pointed to the involvement of Kurdish militants.

Turkish media said four people had been arrested but gave no details. The banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and one of its offshoots have claimed previous attacks on security forces.

The explosives were remotely detonated as the bus passed through the busy Vezneciler district at the morning rush hour, Istanbul’s governor, Vasip Sahin, said. Approximately 36 others were injured in the blast. Erdogan says that the attacks will not be forgiven and there will be retaliation. What he doesn’t say is he is just as guilty or more so in his terrorist attacks against the PKK. He promised: “These cannot be pardoned or forgiven. We shall continue our fight against terrorists tirelessly until the end.” Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said the attackers were “cold-hearted” for exploding bombs on the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, which is in its second day. The bomb went off in front of a mostly empty hotel – the casualties could have been much, much higher. A two year-old ceasefire between Turkey and the PKK broke down last summer. Since then, violence has killed hundreds of Turkish security forces, Kurdish fighters and civilians.

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