Turkey: IED Functioned on Pedestrian Street, 6 Killed

Submitted by Mahtab7 on Mon, 11/14/2022 - 13:58
TRIPwire, 14 November 2022 On 13 November 2022, at approximately 1613 hours local time, authorities responded to Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul after an IED functioned, killing 6 people and injuring 81 others. Video footage of the incident shows a female suspect sitting on a bench before leaving a bag or backpack behind one to two minutes prior to the blast. Authorities are investigating if the device was remotely detonated, but no further device details were provided. On 14 November, at 0250 hours, a female Syrian national was arrested at an Istanbul apartment in connection to the attack, along with 46 others. The investigation is ongoing.