Blast near Istanbul metro station, 6 hurt

London: A loud explosion has reportedly been heard at a major metro station in Istanbul, causing panic among the people.

A picture posted on social media. Pic/Twitter
A picture posted on social media. Pic/Twitter

Six people have been injured in the blast that was reported at Bayrampasa metro station, which has suspended all trains.

“Metro services have been halted after a sound similar to an explosion was heard, its cause remains unknown,” the Istanbul municipality said in a statement.

High alert has been issued across Turkey following the attacks on October 10 when two suicide bombers ripped through a crowd of peace activists in the capital Ankara, killing 103 people.

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