Bomb attack in Turkey

Five people were injured when a bomb exploded near a bus carrying Turkish security court prosecutors in Istanbul on Tuesday, said officials.

    Tuesday's blast was the latest in a
    spate of violence in Istanbul

    The remote-controlled device exploded as a bus was carrying prosecutors and staff to a state security court (DGM) in the city.

    The driver of the bus, a prosecutor, two police officers and a passenger were slightly wounded. Several nearby cars were also damaged.

    Istanbul Governor Muammer Guler accused Kurdish or leftist fighters of detonating the bomb.

    The attack came two weeks after a bomb a woman was carrying exploded killing her. 

    Police say she was a suspected member of an underground left-wing group.

    Last week there were also two separate blasts near British HSBC bank branches in Istanbul, leaving two people injured.

    The latest violence coincides with Turkish press reports of a rift between the country's army and the government that the country's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has been anxious to quell.

    The powerful Turkish military is worried that Ankara is giving jobs to prominent Islamists.

    The army considers itself the protector of modern Turkey's secular principles while the main party in Parliament, the Justice and Development Party, has its roots in now-disbanded Islamist parties.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.