Bomb attack on police station in Istanbul: TV stations

Reuters News
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Posted: Jan 06, 2015 10:55 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An assailant armed with an explosive device attacked a police station in Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet district on Tuesday injuring at least one police officer, Turkish television stations reported.

A CNN Turk reporter said police had exchanged fire with the attacker, while broadcaster NTV said the assailant had detonated a hand grenade. Television footage showed police sealing off streets, and public transport in the area shut down.

(Reporting by Ayla Jean Yackley, Humeyra Pamuk and Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Jonny Hogg)