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Istanbul: Six Dead, Dozens Wounded in Turkey Explosion

A suspect - a Syrian woman - has been arrested, the interior minister said.

At least six people have been killed and 81 wounded in an explosion in a busy area of central Istanbul, Turkish authorities have said.

The blast happened at about 16:20 local time (13:20 GMT) on Sunday in a shopping street in the Taksim Square area. Turkey has blamed Kurdish rebels.

A suspect – a Syrian woman – has been arrested, the interior minister said.

Vice-President Fuat Oktay earlier said the blast was thought to be a terrorist attack carried out by a woman.

Read more at BBC

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