Sunday 4 December 2016

Six arrested after bomb attack near Istanbul police station

Published 07/10/2016 | 08:51

Police at the scene of a motorcycle bomb blast in Istanbul, Turkey (AP)
Police at the scene of a motorcycle bomb blast in Istanbul, Turkey (AP)

Police in Turkey have detained six people in connection with a bomb blast near a police station in Istanbul in which 10 people were injured, the state-run news agency said.

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Authorities said Thursday's attack - carried out with a bomb mounted on a motorcycle - was the work of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.

The Anadolu Agency said on Friday that the suspected bomber was detained overnight in the central Turkish province of Aksaray.

Two other people travelling with him inside a vehicle were also arrested.

Police in Istanbul later held three other suspected accomplices, the agency reported.

PKK has been waging a three-decade-long insurgency that has killed tens of thousands of people since 1984. Fresh violence flared last year with the collapse of a two-and-a-half-year ceasefire.

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