Istanbul Car Bomb Attack

A police bus was targeted by a car bomb attack that killed seven officers and four civilians in Central Istanbul.


A police bus faced a horrific car bomb attack in Central Istanbul which has resulted in the death of seven officers and four civilians.

Officials said: “The explosives were remotely detonated as the vehicle passed through the busy Vezneciler district at the morning rush hour.”

Fire engines stand beside the targeted Turkish police bus.
Fire engines stand beside the targeted Turkish police bus.

Kurdish militants have in recent times targeted security services however no group have confessed that they were the ones behind the attack.

President Recep, Tayyip Erdogan says: “Turkey will fight the terrorists to the end.”

The explosion took place close to the city’s historic Beyazit Square neighbourhood which is a major tourist attraction and holds an Istanbul university building.

Istanbul’s governor, Vasip Sahin said: “About 36 other people were injured.”

A grand total of 47 people were affected by this incident alongside their loved ones.

After visiting some of the injured people in hospital, Mr. Erdogan said: “These (attacks) are being carried out against people whose duty it is to ensure the security of our people.

“These cannot be pardoned or forgiven. We shall continue our fight against terrorists tirelessly until the end.”

Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said: “The attackers were cold-hearted for exploding bombs on the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.”

The holy month of Ramadan is currently on its first day.


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