Two terrorist killed in shoot-out with police after a car bomb attack on a Turkish courthouse

- Alive Correspondent   06-01-2017

          


A car bombing has killed at least two people outside a courthouse in the Turkish city of Izmir. It was followed by a gun battle between police and two suspected terrorists.
 
A police officer and member of courthouse staff died as a result of the suspected terror attack, regional governor Erol Ayyildiz told reporters.
 
He added that security forces identified the vehicle as a threat as it approached a checkpoint, causing the attackers to detonate their explosives and open fire.
 
An officer can be seen sprinting away from a row of parked cars before collapsing to the ground after been shot during a gunfight in Izmir, on Turkey's west coast.
 
Moments later, a second officer appears to fall to the pavement nearby after being targeted by an attacker.
 
Two men armed with machine guns, grenades and a rocket launcher were later killed while a third is on the run after a deadly car bomb outside a courthouse.
 
A police officer and a courthouse worker died in the blast and five are injured - some critically.
It comes a day after local police in the city arrested 20 ISIS suspects in the search for a gunman who went on the rampage murdering 39 revellers at an Istanbul club on New Year's Eve.