Turkish court remands two suspects linked to Fatih bombing

Turkish court decides to remand two suspected DAESH terrorists linked to Fatih bombing on charges of 'intentional killing' and 'being members of an armed terror organisation'

Photo by: AA (Archive)
Photo by: AA (Archive)

Since the bombing, security forces have arrested dozens of people across Turkey, including three Russian nationals, for alleged links with DAESH

An Istanbul court on Wednesday has decided to keep two suspected DAESH terrorists in custody whom they found linked to Fatih suicide bombing that killed 10 people on January 12 in Istanbul.

The suspects have been charged with "intentional killing" and ‘being members of an armed terror organisation’.

A suicide bomb attack reportedly carried out by a DAESH terrorist took place in Istanbul's Fatih district, killing 10 German tourists and wounding 15 mostly foreign tourists.

Turkish high-ranking officials stated that the suicide bomber was a Syrian citizen who was born in Saudi Arabia in 1988 according to an official investigation.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the bomber had come to Turkey as an ordinary refugee, adding that "all his contacts would be brought out".

Last week, 17 suspects were detained by Istanbul anti-terror police department, 10 of them were arrested for allegedly having links to the suicide bomber.

Turkey has recently faced violent attacks by various groups including the PKK, DHKP-C and DAESH terrorist organisations.

DAESH terror attacks have reportedly killed more than 100 civilians in Turkey in 2015.

In October 2015, 103 people were killed in a twin DAESH suicide bomb attacks in Turkey's capital Ankara.

In another DAESH suicide bombing 34 people were killed in the Suruc district of Turkey's southeastern Sanliurfa Province, which borders Syria, on July 20, 2015.

TRTWorld, AA