UPDATED:

ISTANBUL: A car bomb attack on a Turkish police bus killed 11 people, seven of them police officers, in the central Istanbul district of Vezneciler on Tuesday, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters near the scene.

He said 36 people were wounded in the attack and three of them were in a critical condition.


Police bus targeted by Istanbul bomb blast, some wounded: TV

ISTANBUL: A Turkish police bus was targeted in a bomb attack on Tuesday in a central Istanbul district near a university and tourist sites and five people were wounded, broadcaster CNN Turk said.

Ambulances rushed to the scene after the attack occurred during the morning rush hour near Istanbul University and the city's historic quarter, it said.

A parked car packed with explosives was detonated by remote control as a police personnel bus passed by, CNN Turk said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Kurdish militants, Islamic State and radical leftists have all staged attacks in Turkey recently.

Broadcasters showed armed police in the street near to the site where the blast struck.

A spokesman at police headquarters in Istanbul was unable to provide information on the incident when reached by phone.


Turkish police bus targeted by bomb attack in central Istanbul: TV

ISTANBUL: A Turkish police bus was targetted in a bomb attack on Tuesday in the central Istanbul district of Vezneciler and some people were wounded, broadcaster CNN Turk reported.

It said ambulances rushed to the scene. The attacked occurred during the morning rush hour near the city's historic quarter, a major tourism draw.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Kurdish militants, Islamic State and radical leftists have all staged attacks in Turkey recently.


Explosion rocks Istanbul district near bus stop, some wounded: CNN Turk

ISTANBUL: An explosion rocked the central Istanbul district of Vezneciler near a bus stop on Tuesday and some people were wounded, broadcaster CNN Turk reported.

It said many ambulances were sent to the area. The NTV broadcaster said the explosion occurred as a police vehicle was passing the area.