In Istanbul near a bus stop explosion

The police and ambulance in Istanbul, January 2016

Near a bus stop in Istanbul was an explosion, there are victims, reports CNN Turk. The newspaper described the incident as “an attack on police bus”. According to NTV, shots were heard.

To a scene already there arrived militiamen. There also sent ambulances. Judging by the photos, published by NTV, the blast shattered Windows of nearby shops.

As noted by Reuters, the explosion occurred during the morning rush hour near the historical quarter of Istanbul.