Istanbul bomb blasts – Gungoren

Last night two bombs went off in the area of Gungoren – killing 17 and injuring  154.  Two RDX bombs went off at 15 minutes interval, the first was a smaller explosion aimed at getting people to flock towards the sound of the bomb to see if they could help incase anyone was injured and the second set off 15 minutes later, with a bigger blast, turning the area into a warzone. The PKK  are obviously the first group that come to mind in case of terror attacks but lets not forget El Kaide , who attacked the American embassy in Istanbul not long ago.

This isn’t the first and it will unfortunately certainly not be the last terror attack against Istanbul, we’re all like sitting ducks provided security measures are not increased.

2 Comments so far

  1. Global Voices Online » Turkey is Typing….Bomb Blasts in Istanbul (pingback) on July 30th, 2008 @ 7:48 pm

    [...] Metroblogging Istanbul writes the following, which appears to be the common sentiment of Turkish bloggers: Last night two bombs went off in the area of Gungoren – killing 17 and injuring 154. Two RDX bombs went off at 15 minutes interval, the first was a smaller explosion aimed at getting people to flock towards the sound of the bomb to see if they could help in case anyone was injured and the second set off 15 minutes later, with a bigger blast, turning the area into a war zone. The PKK [Kurdistan Workers' Party] are obviously the first group that come to mind in case of terror attacks but lets not forget El Kaide [Al Qaeda], who attacked the American embassy in Istanbul not long ago. This isn’t the first and it will unfortunately certainly not be the last terror attack against Istanbul, we’re all like sitting ducks provided security measures are not increased. [...]


  2. Global Voices in Italiano » Turchia: le reazioni dei blogger all’attentato di Güngören (pingback) on August 4th, 2008 @ 12:33 pm

    [...] Metroblogging Istanbul nel seguente intervento sembra riassumere il sentimento maggiormente diffuso fra i blogger turchi: La scorsa notte sono esplosi due ordigni nell’area di Güngören, uccidendo 17 persone e ferendone altre 154. Due bombe alla ciclotrimetilentrinitroammina [it] sono esplose con un intervallo di quindici minuti; la prima esplosione, più contenuta, serviva evidentemente a radunare i passanti che volevano soccorrere eventuali feriti, mentre la seconda, più devastante, ha trasformato il quartiere in una zona di guerra. In casi simili, il primo gruppo cui si pensa in Turchia è il PKK [Partîya Karkerén Kurdîstan, Partito Curdo dei Lavoratori(it)] ma non si può escludere un coinvolgimento di Al Qaeda, responsabile del recente attentato all’ambasciata americana. Purtroppo non si tratta né del primo, né dell’ultimo attacco terroristico a Istanbul: finché le condizioni di sicurezza non miglioreranno, resteremo tutti facili bersagli di simili attentati. [...]



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