- Title: 'Motorbike bomb' blast in Istanbul wounds ten - governor
- Date: 6th October 2016
- Summary: ISTANBUL, TURKEY (OCTOBER 6, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BLAST SCENE WITH DAMAGE AND SHATTERED GLASS SPECIAL FORCES POLICEMAN AT BLAST SITE VARIOUS OF RESCUE TEAM MEMBERS, POLICE AND INVESTIGATORS AT BLAST SITE DAMAGE AT BLAST SITE POLICE CHECKING DAMAGE WITH SHATTERED GLASS AROUND VARIOUS OF SHATTERED GLASS (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) ISTANBUL RESIDENT, OZGUN BEKTAS, SAYING: "We have moved my wife from the house. The house is badly damaged. It is hard." (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) ISTANBUL RESIDENT, AYTAC ERNESIM, SAYING: "I was two blocks down the explosion site. We heard a strong explosion. I thought the explosion took place in the airport. In fact it was just 100 metres away from us, we tried to get close to the explosion site but the police would not let us." INVESTIGATORS WALKING AT BLAST SCENE INVESTIGATORS AND POLICE CHECKING DAMAGE AT BLAST SCENE WITH SHATTERED GLASS AROUND POLICE SPECIAL FORCES VEHICLE
- Embargoed: 21st October 2016 16:00
- Keywords: Istanbul blast police bomb Turkey
- Location: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
- City: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Reuters ID: LVA00152VC9XJ
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- Story Text:A bomb attached to a motorbike exploded near a police station in southwest Istanbul on Thursday (October 6) wounding 10 people, the provincial governor said.
The blast occurred in the Yenibosna neighbourhood, several kilometres from Istanbul Ataturk Airport, the country's largest.
Television footage showed damaged vehicles, shattered glass and broken windows in the residential area.
Governor Vasip Sahin said all of the wounded were civilians and that investigations into who might be responsible were ongoing.
There were no immediate claims of responsibility on Thursday.
Kurdish, leftist and Islamic State militants have all carried out bomb attacks across Turkey in the past.
The last blast in Istanbul was in June, a month before an attempted coup to overthrow President Tayyip Erdogan's government, when 45 people were killed in a triple suicide bombing at the airport. That attack was blamed on Islamic State.
There have been other attacks in the east of the country, including the bombing of a wedding party near the city of Gaziantep in August, when more than 50 people were killed.
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