Sound bomb targets AKP office in Istanbul

Sound bomb targets AKP office in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
Sound bomb targets AKP office in Istanbul

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A sound bomb exploded outside the office of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Istanbul’s Kartal district in the early hours of Aug. 11, causing damage to the building but no injuries.

The blast occurred at 2 a.m. outside the AKP’s office in the Cevizli neighborhood in Kartal, causing damage to the office and neighboring stores.

The loud explosion also sparked fear among residents who said this was the third time that a sound bomb had exploded in the same place.

Residents say in the area said the AKP bureau does not have a surveillance camera and that this was the third percussion bomb to be thrown in front of the office.

A number of police officers were dispatched to the area.

Police and prosecutors have launched an investigation to find the perpetrators. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.