Bomb Explodes Near Istanbul Fairground
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) _ A bomb placed in a trash can exploded near a fairground in Istanbul on Friday, killing one person and injuring 12, Istanbul’s governor said.
The bomb was placed in a trash can at a bus stop outside the Tatilya fairground, in Beylikduzu, a suburb on the European side of the city, Gov. Muammer Guler said.
A 36-year-old man died in hospital from his injuries, Istanbul’s Ozel Avcilar Hospital said.
Guler said police believed the bomb was made of remote-controlled plastic explosives, favored by autonomy-seeking Kurdish rebels, who have carried out similar attacks in the city in the past. Militant leftist and Islamic groups are also active in the city.