Istanbul suicide bombing kills police officer in tourism district

Source: CNN

Istanbul (CNN)A woman carried out a suicide bombing at a police station in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district Tuesday evening, killing one police officer and injuring another, officials said.

The attack happened in the section of Turkey’s largest city that is home to landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, and is heavily trafficked by tourists.

The bomber, speaking English, entered the police station saying she lost her wallet, and the explosion happened at about 5:20 p.m., Istanbul Gov. Vasip Sahin told reporters. Sahin did not mention a motive for the attack.

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