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Blast at Istanbul metro station


Blast at Istanbul metro station

Five people have been injured by an explosion at an Istanbul metro station.

According to latest reports, the blast was reportedly triggered by a power transformer at the Bayrampasa metro station.

Atilla Aydiner, mayor of the district, has reportedly told Turkish television it was a pipe bomb, police however say the cause remains unclear although the device went off close to a specialist police unit base.

Train operations have been suspended and ambulances are rushing to the area which is a residential and industrial neighbourhood on the European side of the city.