A major terrorist attack happened this morning in Istanbul. The list of those killed 11 people. Several wounded. The bomb exploded at a public transport stop.
The tragedy occurred at 8: 40 am at the bus stop near the city's University, also near this place are some of the main tourist sites of Istanbul, the Grand Bazaar and Sultanahmet square. The aim of the terrorists, bomb, was the bus with the police. Killing 11 people - 7 police officers and 4 civilians. 36 people were injured. As a result of explosion the bus was destroyed and damaged the facades of nearby houses. Immediately after the explosion, according to eyewitnesses, shots were heard.
Now the area where the explosion occurred, completely blocked. Authorities said that undermined a pipe bomb with a remote control. But there is other information that detonated a parked car bomb. It is known that this was a terrorist attack. Consulate General of Russia in Istanbul has not yet received data about victims of the explosion of the Russians. Also Istanbul court today imposed a temporary ban on coverage. According to intelligence, the ban imposed, in order not to complicate the investigation. While not one of the terrorist groups has claimed responsibility for the explosion.
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