Suspected Terror Blast Rock Historic Istanbul Square, Casualties Reported

Turkish police sealed off a central Istanbul square in the historic Sultanahmet district on Tuesday after a large explosion
Turkish police sealed off a central Istanbul square in the historic Sultanahmet district on Tuesday after a large explosion
Turkish police sealed off a central Istanbul square in the historic Sultanahmet district on Tuesday after a large explosion

EVENT SUMMARY

12th January 2016, reports from Turkish main stream media have revealed of an explosion which hit the historic Istanbul Square on Tuesday.

The historic Square is busy a place located in central Istanbul thus the blast caused casualties with varying initial OSINT BDA reporting 10 killed and 15 wounded.

Policemen  have secured  the historic Sultanahmet district, which is popular with tourists and Turkey’s most populous city, after an explosion rock Istanbul.

Since October 2015 suicide bombing in Ankara that left more than 100 peace activist killed, Turkey has been on high terror alert.

The government cancelled New Year’s celebrations in Ankara on basis of imminent terror threat after two suspected Islamic State fighters believed to be planning to carry out suicide attacks were arrested.

Turkish security forces have also been carrying out offensive campaigns against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), blamed for several attacks including those targeting police and soldiers in the country.

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