Explosion hits Turkish city

An explosion has blown out the windows of a British-based bank and neighbouring businesses in the south-eastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir.

    HSBC's Istanbul branch was a target of suicide attacks in 2003

    Police Chief Zeki Catalkaya said no one was killed or injured in the explosion, which took place in front of an HSBC branch in the city on Wednesday.

    Explosives experts are investigating the area around the blast.

    A witness on the scene, Ramazan Elmaz, saw people crouching following the blast and had earlier said two people were injured, but later said that only one person was very lightly injured by broken glass.

    The cause of the blast was not yet known, Catalkaya said.

    HSBC's Istanbul branch was among targets hit by a series of suicide attacks in 2003 which killed more than 60 people.

    Responsibility for that attack was claimed by a group linked to al-Qaida.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

    Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

    Is an empowered Palestinian girl not worthy of Western feminist admiration?

    Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

    Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

    China is one of the main exchange markets and hosts some of the biggest bitcoin 'mining pools' in the world.

    Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

    Escaping systemic racism: Why I quit New York for Accra

    African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.