46 detained in connection with the Taksim explosion

Turkish officials announced that 46 people, including the person who allegedly left the bomb, were detained in connection with Sunday's explosion in Istanbul.

An explosion on Istiklal Avenue in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul left 6 people dead and 81 people injured on Sunday. Turkish police announced that 46 people were taken into custody in connection with the bomb attack. According to a statement by the Istanbul Police, Ahlam Albahsır, who allegedly left the bomb at the scene, was also detained.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca stated that 55 of the 81 injured people were discharged from hospital after receiving treatment. According to the minister, 26 of those injured are receiving treatment at hospitals while 5 remain in the intensive care unit. He added that the condition of 2 people is serious.