Car bomb detonated outside a courthouse building in Izmir, Turkey

“Hero police officer killed stopping major terror attack by two Kurdish terrorists armed with machine guns, grenades and rocket launchers at checkpoint outside Turkish courthouse.”

A police officer has been described as ‘heroic’ by the Turkish prime minister after he stopped a ‘big atrocity’ when Kurdish terrorists tried to blow up a courthouse in Izmir with a car bomb today.

Fethi Sekin refused to let the car inside the cordon outside the building and then chased after the terrorists when they abandoned the vehicle, which blew up seconds later. He was killed in a shootout with the terrorists.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said: ‘Our heroic police officer martyred in this attack, Fethi Sekin, prevented a much bigger disaster happening, sacrificing his own life without a thought for it.’

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