Published on 7 Jun 2016
At least 11 people have lost their lives in an explosion that ripped through the Turkish business and tourist hub of Istanbul on Tuesday.
According to Istanbul’s governor, seven of the victims were police officers who were killed when a remote-controlled bomb was detonated near their bus in the city’s historic quarter. Thirty-six others have been injured. The explosion damaged nearby buildings and some vehicles. There've been reports of shooting following the blast. There’s no immediate word about who is behind the attack. Several Turkish cities, including Istanbul and the capital Ankara, have been the scene of explosions by Daesh terrorists as well as PKK militants in recent months.