Turkey: Religion of Peace kills 13 in 2 bombings

* Nothing to do with Islam, of course:

From the Grunard

 

Two consecutive explosions in a busy shopping district in an Istanbul suburb have killed at least 13 people and injured 100.

Istanbul’s governor Muammer Guler told reporters at the scene that “it is certain that this is a terror attack.”

“First a percussion bomb exploded and then a bomb in a garbage container exploded. Thirteen were killed and more than 100 people were wounded,” the deputy prime minister, Hayati Yazici, told reporters.

Turkish television stations showed ambulances carrying badly wounded people to hospital.

A witness says the two explosions were some 10 minutes apart.

“The first explosion was not very strong,” said Huseyin Senturk, who owns a shoe shop in the area. “Several people came to see what was going on. That’s when the second explosion occurred and it injured many onlookers.”

“We received nearly 30 very heavily wounded people,” said Abdullah Toker, a manager at Gungoren Kolon Hospital.

Several groups, including Kurdish separatists, far-left groups and Islamists, have carried out bomb attacks in Istanbul in the past.

No one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

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‘Terror attack’ in Istanbul

From ITV.com

 

There were scenes of horror in Turkey where 13 people were killed and up to 70 were wounded in two bomb blasts in a busy shopping district in Istanbul.

Ambulances were seen frantically carting the badly wounded to hospital after the explosions at two different sites in the Gungoren district of Turkey’s largest city.

The victims were killed by the second explosion after a small blast in a telephone kiosk brought people out onto the street.

Abdullah Toker, a manager at Gungoren Kolon Hospital, said: “We received nearly 30 very heavily wounded people.”

Several groups, including Kurdish separatists, far-left groups and Islamists, have carried out bomb attacks in Istanbul in the past.

The blasts came two weeks after Turkish security forces killed two rebels of the banned Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK), who were caught trying to plant a bomb in the eastern province of Tunceli.