Luggage causes bomb scare in busy Istanbul square
DHA photoA piece of hand luggage left in Istanbul's Taksim Square sparked panic today as locals called police on suspicions that that the unattended bag might be a bomb.
The bag was left in front of a bank near Kazancı Street in Taksim Square, prompting locals to call the police.
Security forces arriving at the scene, closing off parts of the square to traffic and cordoning off a section of the area as bomb squads approached the suspicious luggage.
The bag was found to contain no explosives after specialists blew it open with a fuse.