Two killed, eight wounded in central Istanbul explosion

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ISTANBUL: Two people were killed and eight others wounded on Tuesday when a car bomb struck a police vehicle in central Istanbul, news channel Haberturk reported on its website.

The blast, set off by remote control, occurred during the morning rush hour in the densely populated Vezneciler district, media reported.

Police inspects the scene near a Turkish police bus which was targeted in a bomb attack in a central Istanbul district. ─ Reuters
Police inspects the scene near a Turkish police bus which was targeted in a bomb attack in a central Istanbul district. ─ Reuters

A Turkish police bus was targetted in a bomb attack on Tuesday in the central Istanbul district of Vezneciler and some people were wounded, the broadcaster said.

It said many ambulances were sent to the area. The NTV broadcaster said the explosion occurred as a police vehicle was passing the area

It said ambulances rushed to the scene. The attacked occurred during the morning rush hour near the city’s historic quarter, a major tourism draw.

The area is a commercial hub as well as the location of Istanbul University and is close to key tourist sites like the Grand Bazaar. There were no immediate claims of responsibility.

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