En kvinne i niqab sprengte seg selv i lufta i turistområdet av Istanbul tirsdag. Hun tok én politimannn med seg i døden, en ble såret. Kvinnen forsøkte å komme seg inn på en politistasjon.
Myndighetene mener det er snakk om en venstreekstrem gruppe som også forsøkte seg med et granatangrep torsdag.
The woman was attempting to enter the police station near Sultanahmet Square on the pretext of having left her wallet inside when guards stopped her at the entrance, Istanbul Gov. Vasif Sahin told reporters Tuesday. She spoke heavily accented English, Sahin said.
Two officers were hurt in the bombing, and one of them later died of his injuries, authorities said.
Authorities secured the blast area and halted public transportation into the neighborhood, the Hurriyet Daily News reported.
It was the second attack on an Istanbul police station in less than a week. On Thursday, police overpowered a man after he threw grenades at a security checkpoint near the prime minister’s office and engaged guards in an exchange of gunfire.
The outlawed leftist Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack.