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. MartinezUSN

    Pray for those injured and punish the group responsible using a cowardly way to hurt someone. If they had the courage to fight like men they wouldn't be hated so much by the rest of the world instead they hide behind women and children scared to face a real man face to face

    October 31, 2010 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
    • DAvid

      Two weeks ago a retired Turkish general admitted that several bombings of Turkish Mosques on Cyprus , blamed on Greek Cypriots and the assassinations of several Turkish Cypriots, blamed on Greek Cypriots, were actually done by an arm of the Turkish military in order to raise hatred of Greeks. (google: Yirmibeşoğlu bombings). Two years ago, it was reveled the bombing of the Turkish consulate in Thessaloniki Greece, also the birthplace of Ataturk, was not bombed by Greeks as thought, but bombed by the Turkish military intelligence arm., and blamed on Greeks (google Istanbul Pogrom) causing massive anti Greek riots. Many Turks are now raising the question about whether many or most of the attacks blamed on the PKK (Kurds), and the bombing of a synagogue blamed on Al Qaeda, might also be part of this murderous pattern by portions of Turkey's military in order to make excuse to keep or take power..

      October 31, 2010 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dan Hastings

    Ankara, not Istanbul, is the capital of Turkey.

    October 31, 2010 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bicer

    Ankara is Turkey's Capital not Istanbul. What a terrible tragedy in the name of religion. Ashame on them.

    October 31, 2010 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Amerifarce

      Since you seem to have inside information regarding the motive of the attack, perhaps you could fill us in on some more details, genius.

      October 31, 2010 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. Paula Cox

    Istanbul is not the capital of Turkey. It's Ankara.

    October 31, 2010 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. Just a stupid conservative

    Must be another liberal writer. No mention of who did it (probably radical Christians or secularists?). And a know-it-all who doesn't know the capital of Turkey isn't Istanbul. Can't be confused by the facts, just get the story out.

    October 31, 2010 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. DAvid

    Two weeks ago a retired Turkish general admitted that several bombings of Turkish Mosques on Cyprus , blamed on Greek Cypriots and the assassinations of several Turkish Cypriots, blamed on Greek Cypriots, were actually done by an arm of the Turkish military in order to raise hatred of Greeks. (google: Yirmibeşoğlu bombings). Two years ago, it was reveled the bombing of the Turkish consulate in Thessaloniki Greece, also the birthplace of Ataturk, was not bombed by Greeks as thought, but bombed by the Turkish military intelligence arm., and blamed on Greeks (google Istanbul Pogrom) causing massive anti Greek riots. Many Turks are now raising the question about whether many or most of the attacks blamed on the PKK (Kurds), and the bombing of a synagogue blamed on Al Qaeda, might also be part of this murderous pattern by portions of Turkey's military in order to make excuse to keep or take power..

    October 31, 2010 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. Brian

    Wherever, the insanity of it all needs to end.

    October 31, 2010 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cheese

    Turkey, Iran's new-found best friend and the most vocal supporter of Hamas is affected by bombings? Wow, THAT'S irony.

    October 31, 2010 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  9. Larry

    The capital of Turkey is not Instanbul but Ankara. Disappointing to see CNN make such a mistake.

    October 31, 2010 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  10. Amerifarce

    It looks like the world's largest, most sophisticated, and most dangerous terrorist organizations, Mossad and the CIA, are working overtime these days...

    October 31, 2010 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. heh

    BODRUM is the CAPITAL!!!... at least summer time.

    October 31, 2010 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  12. DANNY( ISRAEL)

    FREE KURDISTAN ! good to hear about the bomb.. go resistance!

    October 31, 2010 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
    • young

      Hey danny , u wait that free kurdistanei it is very difficult. cause it never wont be, and that bomb is pkk

      October 31, 2010 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
    • abdullah ekinci

      I belive in Kurdistan and right of a independant state for Kurdish people. However I dont want israel or jews support us. we dont need your support. i condem the killing of innoncent pople by such tresheours bombings. we kurds, turks persian and arabs are muslim brotehrs. we do have disputes but this doesnt mean we accept the policies of israel against our muslim brothers. long live kurdistan, long live palestine and ressitance and long live muslim kurdish, turkish arab and persian brotherhood.. long live Islam.

      October 31, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  13. volkan erhan

    Kurds are creatures feeding with blood and fear

    October 31, 2010 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
    • abdullah ekinci

      not Kurds but Turks are cretures feeding with blood and fear..Kurds has been culturally and racially assimilated and faced genocide since last 80 years of faschist turkish republic...so long live kurdistan and kurdish freedom and islam.long live Sharia..we want independant lurdistan and islamic sharia law.. not faschist turkish secular republic

      October 31, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. stupid

    To Danny who says free kurdistan – if you are so in favor of supporting freedom, why dont you (israel) stop killing the babies and pick a real fight. PKK and Israel are the biggest terrorists of the world. PKK has been killing women and children for the last 30 years, and Israel has been doing the same thing for the last 60 years. So, f#$%@ your resistance you child killers.

    October 31, 2010 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  15. DANNY( ISRAEL)

    Hello everyone, when I wrote my last comment, I didn't support the blast, I just showed how hypocritical you are when you support the palestinians.
    You don't know the whole story about Israel and Palestine, did you know why we started Gaza war? because Israel has suffered 8 years of rockets and Suicide Bombers.
    A lot of innocent Israeli citizen has killed and murdered for nothing.
    Do you know any country that will suffer 8 years of terror without doing any action?
    BUT WAIT, the Islam will take control europe soon, and you will feel what's Islam and Jihad specificly is.
    Second, we tried to prevent any innocent citizen killing by putting warning signs in areas we bombed by air.
    It's the problem of the civillians that they stayed in their homes although the warnings.
    In addition, I would like to explain why we closed Gaza for transport, you can't enter and you can't leave,
    the reason is, all the terrorists are coming from Gaza, when Gaza is closed and secured we don't suffer from suicide bombers and we can live our lives peacefully and get out to the street without feeling fear.

    Thank you.

    October 31, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
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