Turkey: Bomb blast in Istanbul injures three

Published April 10th, 2016 - 04:31 GMT
A Turkish riot police officer stands guard two days after the Istanbul attack. (AFP/File)
A Turkish riot police officer stands guard two days after the Istanbul attack. (AFP/File)

The stun grenade went off on Saturday night near an overpass on Mecidiyekoy Yolu Road, which runs alongside the D100 highway through the city's busy Sisli district, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported, adding that the lightly injured victims were taken to a nearby hospital.

Police cordoned off the blast site and a chopper hovered above the scene, the report added. No individual or group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Percussion bombs make a loud noise and cause panic but rarely inflict serious damage or injury.

The incident comes less than a month after a huge explosion rocked the city and killed five people, including the perpetrator. Thirty-six others also sustained injuries in the attack, which was carried out on Istiklal Street in the heart of Istanbul.


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