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Turkey: Watch police detonate BOMB in Istanbul00:49

Turkey: Watch police detonate BOMB in Istanbul

Turkey, Istanbul
January 10, 2015 at 11:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Turkish security forces detonated an explosive device outside a shopping mall in Basaksehir, eastern Istanbul Saturday while defusing another in a separate location.

A passenger had noticed a suspicious package and immediately called the police, who cordoned off the area for the bomb disposal team. According to local authorities the homemade explosive devices were fragmentation bombs reinforced with butane fuel refills. The defused bomb was taken to the police forensics laboratory for further investigation.

The incident comes after a suicide bombing at a central Istanbul police station on Tuesday which killed one police officer and injured another.

Turkey: Watch police detonate BOMB in Istanbul00:49
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Turkish security forces detonated an explosive device outside a shopping mall in Basaksehir, eastern Istanbul Saturday while defusing another in a separate location.

A passenger had noticed a suspicious package and immediately called the police, who cordoned off the area for the bomb disposal team. According to local authorities the homemade explosive devices were fragmentation bombs reinforced with butane fuel refills. The defused bomb was taken to the police forensics laboratory for further investigation.

The incident comes after a suicide bombing at a central Istanbul police station on Tuesday which killed one police officer and injured another.

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