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Turkey: The TAK’s Latest Istanbul Bombing: “Militancy First”

On 7 June a roadside car bomb was detonated in central Istanbul while a police bus passed by, killing seven policemen and four civilian bystanders. The incident took place in the historic district next to Istanbul University, which is a main tourist area. The TAK claimed responsibility for the bombing, marking their 11th attack since 2005 and their fourth in 2016. The incident conforms to the TAK’s general pattern of targeting security personnel in tourist or central locations using vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices.


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