Terror in Turkey: Fidayeen Attack Amid Modi’s Visit


Ankara: A suspected ISIS Fidayeen bomber blew himself up in south-eastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, during a police raid this evening, injuring four police officers, one seriously, media reports said.

The militant activated explosives attached to his body when police raided an apartment in a 10-storey building in the town of Gaziantep, the Dogan news agency said.

The attack came after the three-day UK tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Antalya in Turkey to attend the two-day G-20 Summit that begins from Sunday. In the event, leaders representing 19 countries and the European Union would discuss on ways of ensuring faster economic growth.

Subjects of terrorism and global refugee crisis are also set to be on the centre-stage of discussions. Ahead of the G-20 summit, Prime Minister Modi will attend the BRICS leaders meet on Sunday morning and later hold bilateral talks with leaders of many countries.

On the other hand, Israeli secret service Mossad and British spy agency MI5 has been roped in to provide a security blanket for Modi.