Suicide bomber hits Turkish city of Bursa

A female suicide bomber has blown herself up in the northwestern Turkish city of Bursa, senior security and government officials said. Wednesday’s blast wounded several people, a security source told the Reuters news agency. Al Jazeera’s Sue Turton, reporting from Istanbul, said officials believed the suicide bomber attacked worshippers gathered at the city’s Grand Mosque… Read More Suicide bomber hits Turkish city of Bursa

Pirates seize vessel, kidnap crew in Port-Harcourt

A group of eight pirates attacked the Malta-flagged tanker MT Puli and kidnapped the vessel’s crew members some 118 nautical miles off Port Harcourt, Nigeria, OPS Clearwater confirmed to World Maritime News. The attack was reported in Turkish media. This comes as the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr.… Read More Pirates seize vessel, kidnap crew in Port-Harcourt

Car bomb attack leaves seven dead, dozens injured in Turkey

At least seven police officers were killed and 27 people injured when a car bomb hit a police vehicle, on Thursday, in Turkey’s Kurdish-dominated city of Diyarbakir in the southeast of the country, Turkish officials have said. The car bomb explosion  took place near a busy bus terminal, damaging several cars and shattering almost all… Read More Car bomb attack leaves seven dead, dozens injured in Turkey

Four dead as suicide bomb attack rocks Istanbul

A suicide bomber hit a busy tourist area in central Istanbul on Saturday, killing at least four people, Turkey’s health minister said. Thirty-six people were injured in the blast, Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu told reporters. Seven are in critical condition and four were undergoing surgery. “Those who kill are killing humanity,” Muezzinoglu said. “I condemn… Read More Four dead as suicide bomb attack rocks Istanbul

Turkey replies PKK rebels’ suicide bombing

Turkey has launched air strikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq following a bomb attack in Ankara that killed 37 people. Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed a crackdown after Sunday’s bombing. No group said it carried out the attack but Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said evidence “almost certainly” pointed towards the banned PKK… Read More Turkey replies PKK rebels’ suicide bombing

At least 34 dead as car bomb explodes in Ankara, capital city of Turkey

A car bomb explosion ripped through a busy square in the Turkish capital on Sunday evening, killing at least 34 people and wounding 125 others, officials said. The death toll could include one or two attackers, Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu said. He told a news conference that 30 people were killed at the scene and… Read More At least 34 dead as car bomb explodes in Ankara, capital city of Turkey