Explosion in Istanbul suburb
A bomb exploded Tuesday on a highway in an Istanbul suburb, injuring five people, including a State Security Court prosecutor and two policemen, according to NTV television.
The remote-controlled bomb was set off just as a bus carrying several prosecutors to a court-house passed by, police officials said. The explosion smashed the windows of two police cars escorting the bus and two other cars.
The injured were sent to hospital for medical treatment, mostly with glass cuts from the smashed car windows, NTV added. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack.
The prosecutors were attached to the State Security Courts, which have been involved in a crackdown on outlawed radical leftist, Kurdish and Islamic groups, according to AP. The banned groups have carried out bombings in the Istanbul area in the past. (Albawaba.com)