Izmir car bomb attackers shot dead - reports

Thursday, January 5, 2017

It is being reported that two of the terrorists who blew up a car bomb in the Turkish city of Izmir have been shot dead.

Reuters, citing security sources, says two terrorists have been killed and it is also reported one attacker is still at large, after the attack which has killed at least two people and injured nine more.

Reports of the two deaths have also been carried by Turkey's Dogan News Agency but the news has yet to be confirmed by the Turkish government.

The blast took place near a courthouse, outside an entrance used by judges and prosecutors. There has been no claim of responsibility so far.

The attack comes just five days after the New Year's Eve attack in Istanbul which left 39 people dead and sparked a manhunt by Turkish officers.