Vehicle explodes near barracks in Turkey’s Istanbul, five wounded

ISTANBUL: A vehicle exploded near a military barracks in Turkey’s biggest city of Istanbul on Thursday, CNN Turk reported, the latest in a spate of bombings to hit the country this year.


Broadcaster NTV said five people were wounded, adding that ambulances were rushing to the scene.

Turkey has been hit by a series of bombings this year, including two suicide bombings in tourist areas of Istanbul blamed on Islamic State and two car bombings in the capital, Ankara, which were claimed by a Kurdish militant group.