Sunday, October 31, 2010

Suicide Bombing In Istanbul Injures 32

Police officers console each other Sunday after a suicide bombing at Taksim Square in central Istanbul. The bomber struck near a police substation. (Osman Orsal, Reuters / October 31, 2010)

Istanbul Suicide Attack Highlights Turkey's Struggle With Militant Groups -- Christian Science Monitor

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the Istanbul suicide attack in the heart of the city, which injured 17 civilians and 15 police, Sunday.

A suicide bomber targeted Turkish police in the heart of Istanbul on Sunday, killing himself, injuring 32, and prompting police gunfire.

Chaos erupted midmorning in Taksim Square, the popular shopping and pedestrian center of Turkey’s economic capital, when a male suicide bomber detonated plastic explosives while attempting to board a bus full of riot policemen, authorities here said.

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More News On Today's Suicide Attack In Istanbul

32 injured in suicide bombing in Istanbul -- L.A. Times
Suicide bomb rocks Turkish celebrations -- The Guardian
Istanbul suicide blast injures 32 -- AFP
Istanbul Bus Suicide Blast Injures 15 Police, 17 Civilians, Mutlu Says -- Bloomberg
Turkish police chief says more bombs found, number of injured rises -- World Bulletin
In pictures: Istanbul bomb attack -- BBC

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