December 1, 2015 / 5:19 PM / in 2 years

Five injured in pipe bomb blast near Istanbul metro: local mayor

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Five people were injured when a pipe bomb exploded on an overpass near an Istanbul metro station on Tuesday, the district mayor told A Haber television.

Riot police secure the blast scene in Istanbul, Turkey, December 1, 2015. Five people were injured when a pipe bomb exploded on an overpass near an Istanbul metro station on Tuesday, the district mayor told A Haber television. Atilla Aydiner, the mayor of the Bayrampasa district on the European side of the city, was speaking on live television after the explosion hit the industrial and residential area near the height of evening rush hour. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Atilla Aydiner, the mayor of the Bayrampasa district on the European side of the city, was speaking on live television after the explosion hit the industrial and residential area near the height of evening rush hour.

Reporting by Asli Kandemir; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Nick Tattersall

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