Explosion wounds several in Istanbul, Turkey

Explosion wounds several in Istanbul, Turkey
Sat Jul 12, 2014 14:56:27

An apparent bomb blast near a tram stop in Turkey's largest city of Istanbul has reportedly wounded several people, local press accounts said.

The Dogan news agency reported Saturday that many people were hurt in the explosion but did not elaborate any further.

This is while the CNN Turk News channel further reported that the explosion occurred inside a packaging workshop and may have been the result of a gas leak.

Television images showed smoke coming out of a building while fire trucks and ambulances rushed to the scene.

There has been no official confirmation or information about the explosion yet.


string(933) "[{"id":"1609111","sort":"3229570","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2014/07/08/alalam_635404053026506464_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"6,000 Turks trained by ISIL: Turkey the next target of terrorists!"} ,{"id":"1607246","sort":"3229571","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2014/07/01/alalam_635397999782626904_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"ISIL takes Turkey govt. hostage: Terrorists raise flag at Turkish border"} ,{"id":"1609118","sort":"3229572","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2014/07/08/alalam_635404061186100076_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Report: Cars stolen in Turkey used by ISIL in Syria, Iraq"} ,{"id":"1607087","sort":"3229573","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2014/06/30/alalam_635397434099663184_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"‘ISIL militants seize $500m arms imported from Turkey’"} ,{"id":"1605786","sort":"3229574","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2014/06/25/alalam_635393262554456074_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Turkey raises fears over potential spillover from Iraq"} ]"