Istanbul Suicide Bomber Wounds at Least 15

Identity of the attacker, motive are still unknown
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2010 6:00 AM CDT
Istanbul Suicide Bomber Wounds at Least 15
The Turkish flag in Taksim Square, circa 2007.   (AP Photo / Dimitri Messinis)

(Newser) – A suspected suicide bombing in Istanbul, Turkey, has injured at least 15 people, reports the AP. The explosion took place in the heart of the city, near Taksim Square, injuring nine police officers and six passers-by. The local police chief told reporters that the bomber was male, but little else is known yet about his identity. Both Kurdish rebels and Islamic terrorists have threatened Istanbul before, the AP notes, though neither group has claimed responsibility. The attack comes as a rebel ceasefire ends.
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