Bomb blast hits nervous Istanbul near metro station

Forensic officers work at the site of an explosion on December 1 , 2015 at Bayrampasa district in IstanbulAn explosion caused by a home-made bomb rocked an Istanbul metro station on Tuesday, triggering panic in the evening rush hour and wounding up to half a dozen people. The local mayor and the state-run Anatolia news agency confirmed a bomb caused the blast, which came at a time of growing jitters over security in Istanbul and the risk of a militant attack in Turkey’s largest city. The blast, which was heard in several areas of the city, hit an overpass close to the metro station in the Bayrampasa district of Istanbul.

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