Bomb attack targeting police rocks Istanbul
07 June 2016, 10:24
Istanbul – A bomb attack targeted a police vehicle on Tuesday in a
central Istanbul district, leaving several people wounded, the state-run TRT
The remote-controlled bomb exploded as a service shuttle carrying
police officers was passing in the Beyazit district of Istanbul, the TRT
Ambulances and fire engines were dispatched to the scene. Five
people were injured according to initial findings, the Dogan news agency
Turkey is on high security alert after two deadly attacks in
Istanbul this year blamed on Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists, and a pair of
attacks in Ankara that were claimed by Kurdish militants and killed dozens.
The two attacks in Ankara were claimed by the Kurdistan Freedom
Falcons (TAK) – a radical splinter group of the better-known outlawed Kurdistan
Workers' Party (PKK).