Bomb attack kills Syrian opposition commander in Turkey

Syrian opposition commander’s car explodes in bomb attack in Turkey’s southern district of Hatay

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Police investigate crime scene of explosion to vehicle of Syrian opposition leader.

Updated Aug 27, 2015

Syrian opposition leader Jamil Radon was killed in a bomb attack on Wednesday in Turkey's southern province of Hatay after a bomb planted under his car was detonated, the local media sources reported. 

According to the first reports, Radon was heavily injured and was taken into intensive care in state hospital.

However, he died in a short while at the hospital. 

The bomb exploded immediately after Radon started the engine when he was about to leave his house.

Several police officers and fire crew were dispatched to the scene of the incident after explosion. 

In the meantime, Hatay municipiality also has increased precautionary measures in the area. 

Radon was reported by local media to have been target of another bomb attack earlier in Hatay’s district of Reyhanli.

In May 2013, two powerful car bombs killed 52 people and injured 200 in this town Reyhanli near Turkey’s border with Syria, turning downtown office blocks into ruins in one of the deadliest attacks in Turkey in at least a decade.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks, however, Turkish officials said that the identified suspects in the bombing belonged to an organisation linked to Assad Regime forces. 






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