Suicide bomber in Istanbul attack identified – Photo

Police identified on Dec. 16 one of the perpetrators ofthe bomb attack in Istanbul which killed 44 people and injured dozens ofothers, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.


Istanbul police said the suicide bomber was Burak Yavuz, a20-year-old man from Turkey’s southeastern province of Şanlıurfa.

On Dec. 10 at around 10.30 p.m., a car bomb went off outsidea football stadium in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district, two hours after the end of aTurkish League football match.

Seconds later, a suicide bomb attack occurred in Maçka Park in thesame neighborhood.

The blasts killed 44 people, mostly police officers, and 56 othersare still under treatment at the hospitals, according to Istanbul Governor’soffice.

A total of 13 suspects linked to the bombings have been arrested sofar.


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