Female suicide bomber attacks Istanbul's tourist heart

Riot police officers stand guard along a street leading to a police station after a female suicide bomber was killed on January 6, 2015A female suicide bomber on Tuesday killed herself and a Turkish policeman in a strike on the heart of Istanbul’s tourist district, the second attack on police to shake city within a week. The government denounced the bombing as a “heinous terror attack” against the “new Turkey” under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and said only the bravery of police had prevented a higher toll. The attack came five days after a member of an outlawed Marxist radical group DHKP-C attacked police on guard outside the Ottoman-era Dolmabahce palace in Istanbul on the Bosphorus.

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