- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
- The car bomb was detonated outside a courthouse building in Izmir, Turkey
- Police officer and courthouse worker killed and at least five people wounded
- Two attackers were then killed by police while a third is said to be on the run
- Comes a day after police arrested 20 in the city in the hunt for the Istanbul killer
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said a much larger attack was apparently being planned, based on the weapons found at the scene of the bombing.
‘Based on the preparation, the weapons, bombs and ammunition seized, it is understood that a big atrocity was being planned,’ Kaynak told reporters in comments broadcast live.
Turkish police detained 20 suspected ISIS militants thought to be of Central Asian and North African origin in Izmir on Wednesday, according to a police statement.
The suspects were understood to have travelled to Izmir from the central city of Konya, the statement said.
Security forces are hunting an ISIS attacker who went on the rampage at the upmarket Reina nightclub in Istanbul, massacring 39 revellers and injuring dozens more.
Turkish media reports have said the unnamed assailant was believed to have spent time in Konya before coming to Istanbul and carrying out the attack.
Via: Daily Mail Online