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Suicide blast at Istanbul police station kills 1, wounds 5

Published on Sep 11, 2012 5:38 PM

ISTANBUL (AFP) - At least on police officer died and five people were severely wounded on Tuesday in a suicide bombing that targeted a police station in central Istanbul, Turkish media reported.

The attacker came running towards the police station in the central Sultangazi neighbourhood and blew himself up at the entrance, partially caving in the front door and the ceiling, said witnesses.

The rubble crushed several people, including police officers, inside the building. The wounded were taken to nearby hospitals and the toll was likely to rise, said an AFP photographer at the scene.

There was no immediate claim of responsilibity for the attack.

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