Explosion Kills 11, Wounds 36 in Turkey's Istanbul

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Bulgaria: Explosion Kills 11, Wounds 36 in Turkey's Istanbul Police officers and emergency services work at the scene of a bomb attack to a police bus in the Vezneciler district of Istanbul, Turkey, June 07, 2016. EPA/BGNES

An attack targeting a police vehicle in Turkey's biggest city Istanbul has left at least еleven people dead and thirty-six others injured.

Initial reports had suggested the attack claimed only one victim, with around a dozen injured. However, Istanbul's Governor later announced the new death toll, adding seven of those killed were police officers.

Security has been stepped up in the area.

CNN T?rk reports that a car packed with explosives was detonated as the vehicle passed by. Gunshots were heard following the explosion.



The area in question, Vezneciler, is not far from the city center. The blast itself occurred at a site not far from a bus stop.

No group immediately claimed responsibility.

More to follow.

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#8
Jerry - 14 Jun 2016 // 16:33:38

It seems we will have to recycle Bulgarian Livers and kidneys for our future Bulgarian population.

Now think of future costs for the Bulgarian public health sector the treatment of 10.72 liters of alcohol.

Let us begin with Billions of Euros

#7
Jerry - 14 Jun 2016 // 02:05:13

The Bar scene should be monitored as to the vulnerabilities in security in Bulgaria.

Orlando is a clear example of security risks.

Now in Bulgaria, the World Health Organization reported that Bulgarians consume 10.72 liters of alcohol per year.

Wow!

#6
Jerry - 11 Jun 2016 // 17:50:59

In quadra sound and high fidelity for the world to hear the simplicity of fundamentalism and moral murder that is inflicted on the innocent.

#5
Seedy - 11 Jun 2016 // 05:21:20

Wow - these ghetto guys speak in stereo, eh Jerry?

#4
Jerry - 11 Jun 2016 // 00:19:38

Just hang out at a seaside bar in Bulgaria and you can listen to Arabic dialects from the ghettos of Lebanon, Syrian Aleppo, and its ghettos.

#3
Jerry - 8 Jun 2016 // 16:13:15

You need the sky to fall on the heads of the Bulgarian to wake up the threats in front of their door.

#2
blago - 8 Jun 2016 // 04:57:31

VERY SAD .

ALWAYS THE INNOCENT

#1
Jerry - 8 Jun 2016 // 01:25:56

Istanbul to Burgas is only 335.8 Km.

Wow, I am worried at the peak of the Summer Vacations.

Many times I have driven this route.

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