What’s going down in Turkey in 2016 is not pretty at all, as Kurdish militants have been launching a suicide bomb every month, leaving citizens scared to even leave their homes!
According to Times Of Malta, This afternoon a suicide bomber struck Istiklal Street, a tourist zone that is known as one of the most busiest in areas in Turkey, with countless names of global brands for pedestrians to shop, and foreign consulates. It has been noted by a senior Turkish official that the bomber had planned to hit a much more crowded area.
“The attacker detonated the bomb before reaching the targeted point because they were scared of the police,” the official said.
Confirmed by Health Minister, Mehmet Muezzinoglu, 36 people (12 foreigners) were wounded, seven out of those were critically injured and five were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Aljazeera. Police officers had shutdown the entire street with dozens of ambulances and a forensic team is monitoring the scene.
”I saw a body on the street,” a pedestrian said. “No one was treating him but then I saw someone who appeared to be a regular citizen trying to do something to the body. That was enough for me and I turned and went back.”
The official speculates that either the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), (a militant group located southeast of Turkey) or an affiliate carried out such a senseless attack.
There had appeared to be less people on the streets as usual for a weekend. Before the bombing took place, it was quite, as citizens are petrified by the many suicide bombings happening: 37 were killed in a suicide car bombing before the latest attack, 29 people were killed in the capitol, Ankura, last month and Kurdish militants took full responsibility for both attacks.
“We as a nation are unfortunately now face to face with a situation of unlimited, immeasurable acts that are inhumane, defy human values and are treacherous,” Health Minister
Mehmet Muezzinoglu said.
Let’s pray for the citizens of Turkey.
TSR Intern: Charise W.