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Istanbul Bomb Blast Targeting Police Officers Kills 11: Governor

The blast occurred at a busy intersection near an Istanbul University building

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    Istanbul Bomb Blast Targeting Police Officers Kills 11: Governor
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    Police officers secure the area near to the scene of a bomb attack which targeted a police bus in the Vezneciler district on June 7, 2016, in Istanbul, Turkey. At least 7 police officers and 4 civilians were killed.

    Police detained four people after a car bomb attack on a bus carrying Turkish police officers killed 11 people in Istanbul Tuesday, according to Turkey's state-run news agency. 

    Istanbul's governor Vasip Sahin told reporters near the scene that 36 people were wounded in the attack and three of them were in a critical condition. Seven of the dead were police officers, according to Sahin.

    The blast occurred at a busy intersection near an Istanbul University building in the city's Beyazit district during the morning rush hour.