Turkish police station hit by car bomb in Istanbul

Turkish police station hit by car bomb in Istanbul
1 min read
06 October, 2016
A suspected car bomb has exploded in Istanbul injuring five people as ambulances rush to the scene.
Armed police took over the area in the European side of Istanbul [AFP]
A suspected car bomb has exploded outside a police station in central Istanbul, leaving at one person seriously injured.

The explosion rocked the district of Yenibosna on the European side of Istanbul, close to the city's main international airport, CNN-Turk television reported.

Ambulances rushed to the scene, it added, where cars were damaged from the blast.

The area has been sealed off by police on suspicion of a second blast.

Turkey has been rocked by a wave of deadly bomb attacks in the past year carried out by Kurdish rebels or Islamic State group militants.

The Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which has been waging a three-decade long insurgency has been targeting police and military in its campaign for Kurdish autonomy in southeast Turkey.

Witnesses told Turkish TV that they heard a powerful explosion as well as gunshots.

The force of the blast blew out the windows of the police station.

Agencies contributed to this story.