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INTERVIEW OF THE DAY 18.11.2003

Turkish police "may have identified" synagogue bombers

Turkish police say they may have identified two of the Istanbul synagogue bombers as Turkish Islamist militants, including one man caught on a security camera at one of the targeted synagogues. About 30 suspects were taken into custody on suspicion of involvmment in the blasts that killed 25 people, most of them Muslims, and injured some 300. The police announcement comes as Jewish mourners prepare for the funerals of the six Jewish victims of the attacks claimed by Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terror network. Elmar Thevissen, terrorism expert for Germany’s ZDF Television network, has this to say about the threat of further attacks in other countries: