US embassy cable - 87IZMIR1213

EXPLOSION AT IZMIR SUMERBANK

Identifier: 87IZMIR1213
Wikileaks: View 87IZMIR1213 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Consulate Izmir
Created: 1987-12-30 14:07:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: PTER PINS TU
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
R 301407Z DEC 87
FM AMCONSUL IZMIR
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 7096
INFO AMEMBASSY ANKARA
AMCONSUL ISTANBUL
AMCONSUL ADANA

UNCLAS IZMIR 01213 
 
LIMITED OFFICIAL USE 
 
E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS: PTER PINS TU 
SUBJECT: EXPLOSION AT IZMIR SUMERBANK 
 
1.  AT 9:30 PM LOCAL TIME DECEMBER 29, A BOMB EXPLODED 
AT A SUMERBANK RETAIL STORE IN THE KAPILAR SECTION OF 
DOWNTOWN IZMIR.  THE STORE WAS CLOSED AT THE TIME AND 
NO ONE WAS INJURED BUT POLICE ESTIMATE THE BOMB WAS OF 
"CONSIDERABLE" STRENGTH AS NINE OR TEN SHOPS IN THE 
IMMEDIATE VICINITY ALSO SUFFERED DAMAGE, MAINLY BROKEN 
GLASS. 
 
2.  OUR POLICE AND SUMERBANK CONTACTS ARE NOT ABLE AT 
THIS POINT TO ADD MUCH MORE TO THE INFORMATION ABOVE, 
ALL OF WHICH WAS REPORTED IN THE PRESS.  THE POLICE ADD 
ONLY THAT THE BOMB WAS CERTAINLY A "CLOCK" OR TIMED 
BOMB AND THE THE PKK IS THE PRIMARY SUSPECT.  WHILE THE 
POLICE SAY THAT THEY RECEIVED NO CALLS, YENI ASIR REPORTS 
IT RECEIVED A TELEPHONE CALL FROM A PERSON CLAIMING 
PKK RESPONSIBILITY AND ASSERTING THAT "SUCH ACTIONS 
WILL CONTINUE." 
 
 
KLEMP 

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