Suicide attack in Istanbul – One police officer dead

A suicide bomb attack took place in Istanbul, which resulted in one policeman dead and another wounded.

The attack was carried out by a female suicide bomber who was belted with explosives, which she triggered in front of a police station in one of the busiest districts of Istanbul, in Sultanahmet near Hagia Sophia.

Immediately after the explosion, panic prevailed, as there are fears for similar attacks by other suicide bombers. The Turkish police moved tourists from the district and stopped all tram schedules.

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(Photo, of the Sultanahmet area: mzeynepd/