Terrorist “suicide bombers” take lives in Kayseri Turkey
Three men sped their vehicle into a police station in the city of Kayseri, where they fired weapons before one of the attackers set off a bomb, reports said.
One officer was killed instantly and another died on the way to hospital.
The attackers were also killed, news reports said.
Sixteen civilians, including several children, who were nearby were wounded, Turkey’s Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin was quoted as saying.
The attackers seemed to have carried out the bombing in panic after fleeing a traffic stop earlier in the day at Kayseri city entrance and targetting the first official building they saw, Sahin said.
The blast ripped their car to bits and it was difficult to determine exactly how many people were inside, Sahin said.
Turkish media quoting witnesses said three attackers were involved.
It marked a rare suicide bombing in Turkey, which frequently sees roadside explosions and bomb attacks carried out by the PKK.
The previous suicide bombing took place last October in eastern town of Bingol, where two people were killed when a woman blew herself up near the headquarters of governing Justice and Development Party.
In November 2010 in Istanbul, a bomber blew himself up on the central Taksim square, wounding 32 people.
SOURCE: CUMHURIYET ENGLISH