Baku, June 7, AZERTAC
An explosion hits Istanbul's Beyazıt district at the Vezneciler metro station as a riot police shuttle bus was passing on Tuesday morning.
The explosion took place at the metro station close to Istanbul University at around 8:30 am.
Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin said that seven police officers and four civilians were killed in what appears to be a car bombing terror attack. Şahin added that 36 others were also injured in the blast, including three in critical condition.
A number of gunshots were reportedly heard after the explosion but it has not been confirmed whether there was a clash or not.
Meanwhile, police evacuated the area and the exam at the nearby Istanbul University campus were postponed. The strong blast also caused material damages to the nearby buildings and vehicles.
Ambulances have been dispatched to the scene and the injured have been transported to nearby hospitals. There has been no claim of responsibility for the blast.