Bomb in Istanbul shop kills man

A bomb has ripped through a sports shoe shop in Turkey's biggest city Istanbul, killing a man suspected of preparing the bomb and injuring seven other people.

    Two of seven people injured were in critical condition

    "According to initial indications, the explosion occurred as the

    bomb was being made," Istanbul Police Chief

    Celalettin Cerrah

    was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

    Police found a mutilated body and an injured man whose arm was

    blown off when they arrived in the shop in the basement of a

    building in the Caglayan district on the city's European side,

    Cerrah said.

    Two of the seven injured were in critical condition, Anatolia

    said. 

    It was not immediately clear whether the suspected bomber was

    affiliated to any of the underground organisations active in

    Istanbul.

    Kurdish rebels, as well as left-wing and Islamic extremists have in

    the past carried out bomb attacks in the city.

    SOURCE: AFP


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