Bomb explosion outside bar in Istanbul, several injured


PUBLISHED Sat, September 03, 2016 - 7:19pm EDT
Credit: Burak Dogan


Police and other emergency services are responding to a suspected bomb explosion outside a bar in the Çağlayan neighborhood of Istanbul, according to witnesses. Several people have been injured but details are limited. (more)





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The incident happened at around 1:45 a.m. local time on Sunday when a loud explosion was heard near a bar in a busy nightlife area in Çağlayan, which is located in the Kağıthane district. A large number of emergency services rushed to the scene.

Witnesses at the scene said several people appeared to have been injured, but there was no immediate confirmation from authorities.

The explosion is believed to have been caused by a bomb and caused damage to the building. Photos from the scene showed a heavy police presence in the area and nearby streets have been cordoned off as an investigation gets underway.

We're working to gather additional information.

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