Turkish police reveal details of Sultanahmet suicide bomber

Turkish police have revealed more details about Sultanahmet suicide bomber who killed 10 civilians and injured 15 others in Turkey’s Istanbul

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Police forensic officers attend the scene after an explosion near the Ottoman-era Sultanahmet mosque, known as the Blue mosque in Istanbul, Turkey January 12, 2016.

Turkish police on Wednesday revealed further details about suicide bomber who killed 10 civilians and injured 15 others in the historic Sultanahmet district of Turkey’s Istanbul.

According to the security sources, the attack was carried out by Syrian citizen Nabil Fadli who was born in 1988 in Saudi Arabia.

The reports about Fadli indicated that he entered Turkey from Syria on Jan. 5, 2016. The fingerprints that were taken at Fadli’s entrance helped the security officers determining the attacker’s identity.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday announced that Sultanahmet suicide bomber was affiliated with DAESH terrorist group.

People leave roses for the ones who lost their lives in an attack at Sultanahmet square after it has been reopened to media and public in Istanbul, Turkey on January 13, 2016.

Meanwhile, Turkish security forces intensified their ongoing anti-terror operations following the attack. Turkish police on Tuesday night raided an address in Sisli district of Istanbul and detained a woman who is suspected to have links to DAESH.

Another three suspects who are Russian nationals were detained by Turkish police over the suspected links with DAESH terrorist groups in Turkey’s southern province of Antalya.

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

In October 2015, 103 people were killed in a twin suicide bomb attack in Turkey's capital Ankara while in another attack 34 people were killed in a blast in the Suruc district of Turkey's southeastern Sanliurfa province, which borders Syria, on July 20, 2015.

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