Many Turkish police wounded in bomb blast - VIDEO

The number of wounded people rose to 15 after a bomb went off in Istanbul's Kucukcekmece town on Tuesday.

Many Turkish police wounded in bomb blast - VIDEO

A roadside bomb wounded 15 police officers in a police minibus in Istanbul on Tuesday, the city's police chief Huseyin Capkin was reported as saying.

The attack happened as the bus was passing a hospital in the Kucukcekmece suburb of Turkey's largest city, state-run Anatolian news agency said.

Istanbul is hosting a regional summit, but the bombing happened more than 20 km (12 miles) from the summit location.

"There was an explosion. A bomb was placed by the side of the road and was exploded as the minibus passed. That's the way it looks. It could be a remote control (explosion)," Anatolian quoted Capkin as saying.

"Fifteen of our friends are lightly wounded. We are investigating the incident," he said.

It was not clear who was responsible for the attack.



Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Haziran 2010, 12:04