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Turkey bomb blast injures 30

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Police forensic experts investigate the blast scene in Istanbul.

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ISTANBUL, Turkey (CNN) -- A bomb exploded Sunday night in Istanbul, wounding at least 30 people, two of them seriously, police said.

The casualties -- in the Bakirkoy neighborhood in the western part of the city -- included three police officers. The blast occurred at about 7 p.m. (noon EDT, 4 p.m. GMT) along a pedestrian mall in a shopping area.

According to The Associated Press, police said they suspected the blast was caused by a percussion grenade, a type of explosive that usually makes a loud noise but causes limited damage.

The Anatolia news agency reported that the bomb was left in a trash container, AP said.

Television footage from the site showed shattered glass scattered along a sidewalk, while armed police tried to restore order. At least one policeman was seen firing in the air, but the reason was not immediately clear, AP reported.

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