The civilians and police have become the victims of a powerful explosion in the heart of the Turkish capital. The city’s traffic has been blocked. The circumstances still are being investigated.
A car exploded at 08.40 Moscow time near a bus stop in Istanbul. According to the mayor of the city Vasil Shahin, the car was mined. The tragedy occurred at the moment when the special force’s car was passing by. As a result, seven police officers and four civilians died. In addition, 36 persons received injuries of various severities.
At the moment, the city’s traffic is blocked. They are investigating the cause and circumstances of the terrorist attack. None has taken responsibility for the incident yet.