Terror rocks Istanbul —again

A suicide bomber struck Istanbul's Taksim Square the morning of Oct. 31, injuring at least 32 in the city's busiest node. The apparent targets were police officers at a substation at the square's north end. At least 15 of those injured were police. The attack came on the last day of the unilateral ceasefire declared by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The so-called "no-action period" had been extended for one month on Sept. 30. (LAT, EÖ/VK, Oct. 31)

The PKK has been implicated—although never definitively—in terror attacks in Istanbul and elsewhere before.

See our last posts on Turkey and the Kurdish struggle.

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