Bomb attack on police bus in Istanbul; 11 killed and 36 injured
Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said that a bomb-laden car was detonated as the vehicle was passing by a police station
11 killed and 30 injured in a bomb blast targeting a police bus in Istanbul, Turkey. The attack was in the rush hour of morning in which seven police personnel and four civilians were killed.
Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said that a bomb-laden car was detonated as the vehicle was passing by a police station.The police vehicle was heading to the Istanbul University for regular duty, Hurriyet Daily News reported.
Gunshots were heard after the explosion, officials said.
According to Turkish broadcaster NTV the massive bomb blast occurred in Beyazit area of the city, while CNN Turk claimed that the location of the attack was Vezneciler.
So far, no any outfit claimed the responsibility of the blast.
— NTV (@ntv) June 7, 2016
Recently, the country has witnessed to a number of bomb blasts and attacks as it tightened its measures against Kurdish separatist. ISIS has also carried some attacks in various parts of the country, including capital city Ankara. According to the sources, the government authorities suspect Kurdish militants behind the attack.
Meantime, the major attack in the morning has shaken the most populated city of turkey which attract millions of tourists every year. It is calculated that today’s bomb blast nearby the historic Beyazit square and Istanbul University will cause for a big fall in number of tourists’ footsteps this season.