Explosion hits police station in Istanbul, injuring at least 5


PUBLISHED Thu, October 06, 2016 - 9:16am EDT


A large explosion has hit a police station in the Turkish city of Istanbul, injuring at least five people and damaging nearby buildings, witnesses and officials say. It is believed that the explosion was caused by an explosives-laden motorcycle. (more)





The blast happened at about 3:55 p.m. local time on Thursday when a loud explosion was heard outside a police station in the Yenibosna neighborhood, which is located in the Istanbul suburb of Bahçelievler and is only a short distance from the city's airport.

Photos and video from the scene showed that the police station and other nearby buildings were heavily damaged, including one building in which several walls had partially collapsed. Debris was strewn across the road.

Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin said Thursday's explosion was caused by a motorcycle bomb, and Turkish media reported that a suspect is believed to have fled the scene. At least 5 people have been injured, of whom one is seriously injured, Şahin said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but experts pointed to the PKK as a likely perpetrator.

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