Pro-ISIS Magazine HQ Bombed in Istanbul – Islamists Blame CIA (Video)
A bomb went off outside the office of pro-Islamic State magazine “Adimlar” in Istanbul on Thursday.
One person was killed and three others were injured.
The AP reported:
Turkish police say a bomb explosion outside the office of a pro-Islamic magazine in Istanbul has killed one person and injured three others.
Police said Thursday that the device was placed outside the door of the monthly Adimlar magazine, on the third floor of a building, and exploded late Wednesday when the door was opened. Police identified the victim as 45-year-old Unsal Zor, who wrote for Adimlar, a magazine that is close to a Turkish militant Islamic organization.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility and the motive for the attack was not known. Police were investigating.
Video from the scene showed that the exterior wall of the office in the low-income Kagithane district had been ripped out from force of the blast.
The chief editor, Ali Osman Zor, was injured in the blast. Staff writers blamed the CIA.
A member of the magazine’s staff, who spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity for fear of his own safety, was swift to blame foreign intelligence agencies for the blast.
“We know this to be the work of CIA and Mossad. We know this is an intelligence operation,” the magazine staffer told CNN.