Turkish police capture PKK militant suspected over Istanbul bombing

A member of police special forces stands next to a fire truck near the blast site in Istanbul. (Reuters)

Turkish police have captured a Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant whom they suspect carried out a “motorbike bomb” attack on Thursday that wounded 10 people near an Istanbul police station, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Friday.

It said a total of six people had been detained in connection with the attack in the Yenibosna neighborhood, several kilometers from Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, Turkey’s largest airport.

The suspected perpetrator was captured with a fake identity card in the central province of Aksaray, traveling in a car with two other people, Anadolu said.

Television footage released after the explosion on Thursday showed damaged vehicles, shattered glass and broken windows in the residential area, along with the mangled wreckage of a motorbike to which the bomb was attached.
 

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