On Sunday, a bomb exploded in central Istanbul, and police detonated two others in controlled explosions, less than two weeks after a suicide bombing killed a police officer.
According to the local newspaper of Sabah, nobody was injured when a homemade bomb exploded near a power substation in the Fatih district.
Meanwhile, a bomb disposal unit safely detonated a similar device in the Maltepe district on the city’s Asian side that was left beneath a statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the secular Turkish Republic, Sabah said.
Police also deactivated a package containing a bomb that had been left at a bus stop in the working-class suburb of Sultangazi, the daily said on its website.
The two bombs disposed of by police had messages that linked them to Kurdish groups, news reports said. Police were not immediately available to confirm the reports.
Homemade explosive devices were found in two shopping malls in Istanbul and deactivated on Jan. 11.
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