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Roadside bomb attack on police bus in Istanbul injures 15

Fifteen people have been injured in a bombing in Kucukcekmece, a western suburb of Istanbul, as the city hosts a summit on international security. Officials believe the bombing was aimed at a police bus.

Map of Turkey with Istanbul

The bomb struck on the city's European side

A roadside bomb exploded outside a hospital in suburban Istanbul on Tuesday morning, injuring at least 15 people, Turkish news agency Anatolia reported.

Reports say the bomb went off in Kucukcekmece, a western suburb on the city's European side. Officials believe the bomb was directed at a passing police bus.

The bomb's victims, who included police officers and passersby, were hospitalized.

Security has been particularly high in Istanbul because of a summit on international security, attended by several international leaders, including Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Author: Andrew Bowen (dpa/AFP/Reuters)
Editor: Nancy Isenson