Sunday, April 10, 2016

At Least 3 Wounded in Bomb Attack in Istanbul; US,Israel Warned Their Citizens to Leave Turkey

At least three people were wounded last night after a bomb detonated at a bus stop in the Mecidiyekoy neighborhood of the Sisli district, in central Istanbul, the Jewish Press website reports today (April 10, 2016).

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The blast came just hours after a "credible threat" alert from the U.S. embassy in Turkey, warning citizens to stay away from tourist sites and crowded areas in Istanbul and Antalya.

The American alert followed a renewed "high concrete threat" warning on April 8 by Israel to its citizens. Israel's National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau urged Israelis to leave Turkey at once, and advised those who were planning to travel to the country to postpone their trips.

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