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Turkish Police Arrest Suspected Istanbul Bomber

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A Turkish police officer stands behind his shield as he secures the scene of a blast in Istanbul, Oct. 6, 2016.

A Turkish police officer stands behind his shield as he secures the scene of a blast in Istanbul, Oct. 6, 2016.

Police in Turkey have arrested a member of the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) they suspect carried out a bomb attack near an Istanbul police station Thursday.

Turkey's state-run Anadolu News Agency reported that police detained six people they suspect were involved in the attack that wounded 10 people. The suspected perpetrator was captured about 700 kilometers from Istanbul, in the central Turkey town of Aksaray, while travelling in a car with two other men and carrying a fake identification card.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack and authorities said none of those wounded were in serious condition.

Damage from the blast was limited to a few cars parked nearby and several windows shattered by the blast, the Dogan news agency reported.

Turkey has been hit by a wave of attacks in the past year, carried out both by Islamic State and the PKK.

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