Stun-grenade blasts target Istanbul police, injure Syrian child
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
DHA photoA child was hurt when two stun grenades exploded in front of Istanbul's Bayrampaşa district police department late Aug. 7, according to security force sources.
A 12-year-old Syrian child was injured in the leg during the blasts which occurred on Esenler Street. The child was taken to Bayrampaşa State Hospital by police; the injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Police said that the stun grenades exploded 50 meters from the police department.
Following the incident, an extensive investigation was launched.
Turkish security forces have been attacked several times throughout the country by militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).