Suicide bomber killed by anti-terror forces in Turkish capital Ankara
Authorities warned of potential terror attacks in Ankara
Ankara has been embroiled in a spat with Baghdad over the presence of Turkish soldiers in Nineveh province,
Istanbul (CNN)A would-be suicide bomber, suspected of being a member of ISIS, was shot and killed by anti-terror forces during a shootout in the Turkish capital of Ankara, state-run Anadolu agency reported.
The suspect was shot after ignoring demands to surrender. "Scores of explosives" were found in the suspect's home in the Ankara neighborhood of Etimesgut, Anadolu reported.
Authorities had warned of potential terror attacks in the capital Monday, with the warning coming as coalition forces mount a major offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
Ankara has been embroiled in a spat with Baghdad over the presence of Turkish soldiers in Nineveh province, northeast of Mosul, which has threatened to complicate the coordination between the two key US allies in the fight against ISIS.
The Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned that selfish ambition is destroying the party.
Chairman of the party BOT, Senator Walid Jubril, stated this while
receiving the report of the reconciliation committee, led by the Bayelsa
State governor, Seriake Dickson.
However Dickson had earlier cautioned the two factions, led by Senator
Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi, to drop their ego and
ambition for the unity of the party.
Much earlier yesterday, both factions of PDP led by Senator Ali Modu
Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi, yesterday agreed to a cessation of
The agreement was reached under the supervision of the party’s
reconciliation committee led by the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon Seriake
Dickson in Abuja.
According to Senator Walid, he warned that “Selfish or personal ambition should never try to destroy this party.”
Former fireman lost his ears, hair, and eyebrows in an explosion in the Swedish city of Gothenburg 35 years ago
Facebook has had to apologise for removing a photograph of a formerfirefighterwith severe burn scars.
The social media site twice took down a picture of Lasse Gustavson after his friend Bjorn Lindeblad posted the photograph on Sunday to celebrate his 60th birthday.
The company only restored the image when more than 10,000 people shared a third post by Mr Lindeblad, criticising their “disgusting policy”.
The post now has more than 30,000 shares.
“It’s an offensive system Facebook has with this kind of censorship. You could call it a kind of racism,” said Mr Gustavson, who has no ears, hair or eyebrows, in an interview with Sweden’s Aftonbladet newspaper.
Mr Gustavson was injured in an explosion at an oil depot in Gothenburg in 1981, when he was a 24-year-old firefighter. He spent two months in a coma in hospital and woke up permanently disfigured.
Since then, he has b…