One dead as blast hits magazine affiliated with radical group IBDA-C

One person was killed and three others injured when a powerful explosion hit the building of a magazine affiliated with the radical Great Eastern Islamic Raiders’ Front (IBDA-C) in the KaIIthane district of Istanbul on Wednesday night. Police said on Thursday that a device was placed outside the door of the AdImlar magazine, on the third floor of a building, and exploded late Wednesday, around 7:30.

pm when the door was opened. Police identified the victim who

One person was killed and three others injured when a powerful explosion hit the building of a magazine affiliated with the radical Great Eastern Islamic Raidersand#39 Front (IBDA-C) in the KaIIthane district of Istanbul on Wednesday night.

Police said on Thursday that a device was placed outside the door of the AdImlar magazine, on the third floor of a building, and exploded late Wednesday, around 7:30. pm when the door was opened.

Police identified the victim who died as 45-year-old andUumlnsal Zor who wrote for AdImlar, a monthly magazine that is close to IBDA-C, a Turkish militant Islamic organization.

The three people, 47-year-old Ali Osman Zor, 30-year-old Cem Tanduumlrkbiner and 39-year-old Canduumlneyt Karan, who were injured in the blast were taken to nearby hospitals via ambulance.

Zorand#39s body was taken to the Council of Forensic Medicine (ATK) morgue on Thursday.

The explosion knocked out the walls of the AdImlar magazine which was on the third floor of the six-story building and damaged neighboring structures.

Police were present in front of the blast-hit building up until Thursday morning. A motorcycle parked in front of the building was taken by police as part of the investigation launched into the incident.

The street was closed to traffic but reopened in the early hours of Thursday morning.

A Twitter account believed to be managed by a group called Peopleand#39s Defense Union (HalklarIn SavunmasI BirliIi)laimed responsibility for the attack.

andldquoAdImlar magazine was punished for its legitimizing massacres. If their statements continue, we will also continue our attacks,andrdquo the account wrote, without disclosing any detail.

AdImlar is published by sympathizers of the Islamist militant group IBDA-C, which supports Islamic rule in Turkey and says the countryand#39s current secular leadership is illegal.

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SOURCE: Today’s Zaman