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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Breaking: Blast near AKP headquarters wounds 10 (with video)

I apologize at the outset - there's a video at the bottom of this post, and after way too much time I cannot figure out how to configure it not to go on automatically (I don't think the CNN Turk media player allows you to do that), so scroll down and shut it off until you are ready to watch it.

An explosion near a police bus outside the ruling AKP party's headquarters in Istanbul has wounded at least ten police officers on Thursday morning. This is from the first link.
Istanbul police chief Huseyin Capkin said the device was placed on a motorcycle and set off by remote control as a police vehicle drove past, near the AK Party building and the offices of a conservative business association.

“As a police vehicle carrying 21 officers was passing by, a remote control bomb on a motorcycle exploded. Our teams are carrying out the investigation. Ten policemen were wounded, but none of them are in critical condition,” Capkin told reporters.

Kurdish separatists, far left groups, far right groups and Islamist militants, including al Qaeda, have all carried out bomb attacks in Turkey in the past.

“There are wounded people, many ambulances are coming here after the explosion,” a witness told Reuters.

“It was a very strong explosion like an earthquake,” another witness told CNN Turk television.
And from the second link....
Television footage showed a wrecked light commercial vehicle, and a witness told Dogan news agency it had exploded as a police vehicle passed by.

Television footage also showed a fire engine and police vehicles surrounding the area, and shattered glass from nearby buildings littering the street after the explosion in Istanbul's Sutluce district.
Here's raw video from CNN Turk.

Let's go to the videotape.

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At 12:33 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Carl.
Change the code from'autoplay:true'
to 'autoplay:false'

At 12:38 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


No "autoplay" in this code. Even I know that one.

It came with a double embed code and I managed to get rid of one of them, but there's something about CNN Turk's player which - as far as I can tell - doesn't let you get rid of the autoplay.

At 2:31 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Did the Gweat and Tewible Erdotard blame the Jews yet?


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