Explosion kills one at Turkish magazine office – reports

An explosion rips through an Istanbul neighbourhood, killing one person and wounding three others, police say.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY (MARCH 25, 2015) (DHA) – An explosion ripped through a Turkish magazine’s office on Wednesday (March 25), killing one person and wounding three others, local media reported, citing police.

The man who was killed was identified as one of the writers of magazine, Unsal Zor.

Investigators did not immediately know what caused the explosion but were focusing on the possibility of a bomb attack on the offices of the monthly Adimlar Magazine in the Istanbul district of Kagithane, Sabah newspaper said.

Adimlar is published by sympathisers of the Islamist militant group, the Great Eastern Islamic Raiders’ Front (IBDA-C), Sabah said.

IBDA-C, which supports Islamic rule in Turkey and says the country’s current secular leadership is illegal, claimed responsibility for attacks in 2003 on Jewish and British targets that killed 57 people.

The explosion knocked over walls in the Adimlar building and damaged neighbouring structures, CNN Turk reported.