At Least 11 Killed in Istanbul Explosion

55B19844-8CF9-451E-83F1-2782D68677C8_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy9_cw0{VOA NEWS} – A car bomb targeting a police bus in Istanbul killed 11 people, including seven officers, and wounded 36 others during the morning rush hour Tuesday.

Multiple ambulances were sent to the scene in the central historic district of Vezneciler, near Istanbul University and Bayezit Square, a popular tourist destination.

Witness Alaattin Didik- Male told VOA’s Turkish service he had just parked his car in the area and was walking to breakfast when the blast occurred.  He said he heard screams and ran in that direction, but stopped when he heard shooting. He then saw four policemen shouting that they were OK, but their colleagues were dead. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.