Turkey blast: Many injured in bomb explosion near police station in Istanbul

 Turkey blast: Many injured in bomb explosion near police station in Istanbul

Masked police officers cordon off the area of a blast in Istanbul, A bomb placed on a motorcycle has exploded near a police station Thursday, wounding several people, Vasip Sahin, the governor for Istanbul, said. AP

Police work at the scene of a blast in Istanbul, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. A bomb placed on a motorcycle has exploded near a police station Thursday, wounding several people, Vasip Sahin, the governor for Istanbul, said. AP

The explosion rocked the district of Yenibosna on the European side of Istanbul, close to the city's main international airport. AP

Police officers work at the scene of a blast in Istanbul, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. A bomb placed on a motorcycle has exploded near a police station Thursday, wounding several people, Vasip Sahin, the governor for Istanbul, said. AP

Police officers work at the scene of a blast in Istanbul. Many ambulances were dispatched to the scene. Five people were wounded, one of them seriously. AP

Police officers work at the scene of a blast in Istanbul, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. A bomb placed on a motorcycle has exploded near a police station Thursday, wounding several people, Vasip Sahin, the governor for Istanbul, said. AP

Turkey has already been hit by a bloody year of militant attacks in its two biggest cities that have left dozens of people dead and put the country on a high security alert. AP

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Updated Date: Oct 06, 2016 22:48:01 IST