October 31st, 2010
06:06 AM ET

At least 15 injured in Istanbul blast

Fifteen people were wounded after a bomb exploded in the center of Turkey's capital Sunday, police said.

Nine police officers and six civilians were wounded in the attack in Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, police said.

Two of the wounded are in critical condition, Istanbul Police Chief Huseyin Capkin said.

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  1. joe

    I didn't know CNN outsourced these updates to India. That does explain the errors and low quality.

    October 31, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. WhiteKong78

    Ok. We can't have a suicide bombing story without injecting the Israelite and Philistine's saga in here. Here's the real truth about Israel. Before there was Islam Judaism and Christianity there was constant fighting in that particular region. Israel is an old contested trade route connecting the African continent to Asia. Now the fighting has religious undertones, but it is still just about land. There are no good guys or bad guys in this story only sheep.

    October 31, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. WhiteKong78

    The fighting in the middle east has gone on for THOUSANDS of years. Anyone who points to any recent event as the cause of bloodshed is not well versed in history.

    October 31, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. phil

    I think that a lot of the erroneous viewpoints concerning the middle-east come from American "preachers" telling their fleeced flocks that God's war will be fought there. This also explains how many of US are duped into believing Israel is "Gods chosen nation".

    October 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Can(John)

    To DANNY( ISRAEL)
    First of all I am condemning and damning any kind of attack which aims innocent people. Second when I read some unacceptable comments about this blast, I could see how people can be arrogant, hypocrite, and crucial. David(ISRAEL) either you have no idea about Turkey or you are doing this on purpose like Israelis politicians. Your people and you must understand that in Turkey there is no resistance or rebel group like Palestine. Kurdish people are citizen of the Republic of Turkey and they have all right like anyone in Turkey. Now and in the history we have Kurdish President, prime ministers, ministries etc., the terrorists in Turkey are not like the Palestinians resistance, because when the Republic established, Kurdish people fought enemy like Turks and they were founder citizen and owner of the republic as Turks. On the other hand, you invaded Palestine and you are killing innocent people every day. We did not forget how many innocent people were killed in Gaza by Israel. Yes, we feel sorry and unhappy when an Israeli citizen is killed. Noinnocent people should be killed. That is why Turkey tried to establish some peace negotiations between Israel and Syria. I recommend you to not feel happy when you hear an attack or blast on tv because you don`t like them. World is changing and oneday you could not find any country who support you in your every action, or ignore your fatal and unacceptable actions. That is why shame on you…

    October 31, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Jim Brieske

    phil. The war will be in Iran. Unless the Iranians stop, not only will their Leaders and Army be destroyed but everyone can kiss the Muslim/Islamic religions goodbye.
    Americans don't much care if their religions are gone. Eighty percent of the people don't attend church regularily on Sundays. Many of the Catholic girls do so they can confess about Friday night enabling them to go out the next Friday and then return to confess again on the next Sunday. Confession is a way for the Catholic church to get money. Myswell cast that religion away. Now Christians.
    Jesus returning is not like what they are expecting. He won't be turning water into wine or raising the dead. The fact is he may well be engaged in the process of fighting fire with fire. In other words, in all likelihood he will be asking God to send people to Heaven. What's a few million people being sent to Heaven compared to 6.5 billion? So that religion can be cast away.
    The rest are forms of the others, so they go.
    The religion is One God.
    jim

    October 31, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. headshaker

    CNN, have to say, it really IS hard to take you seriously when you a) don't know the capital of Turkey and b) can't even fact-check it or pete's sake. No wonder you're no longer in the top 5 of my sources of news.

    October 31, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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