The latest in an ever-growing number of attacks around tourist sites in Turkey, a female suicide bomber today detonated in the northwestern city of Bursa, killing herself and wounding at least 13 people. None of the wounded were critically injured in the blast.
The attack targeted a part of the city popular with tourists, near a marketplace and an Ottoman-era mosque. There has been no public claim of responsibility, and officials say they are still uncertain of the woman’s identity, or any connections she may have to terror groups.
There is no shortage of suspects in Turkey, however, with the recent flurry of strikes including attacks by multiple Kurdish separatist groups, including the PKK, as well as ISIS, and a banned Marxist-Leninist organization.
ISIS and the Marxist-Leninist group, the Marxist Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front, are the two groups that most commonly target tourist areas, however, with the Kurdish bombings tending to go after police and other security forces.
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