A bomb blast at an Istanbul cafe late Saturday night injured three people, police said.
The blast, which police said was caused by either a remote-controlled bomb or a bomb on a timer, took place at a cafe at the bottom of the Galata bridge, a popular area for tourists and Turks to go for fish dinners.
The injured included a Dutch citizen and a Turk who worked at the cafe, the Anatolia news agency reported. There were no immediate details on the third person who was injured, but police said that none of the injuries was serious.
A police official said police suspected that Kurdish rebels were behind the attack. The official spoke on condition of anonymity. Turkish civil servants are rarely allowed to speak on the record.
Mashar Adanas, a vendor selling grilled fish sandwiches about 100 meters (yards) away from the cafe, said he felt a violent explosion and then saw people running out of the cafe shouting “bomb, bomb.”
Mustafa Bulut, who was selling corn from a cart near the blast, said he also saw people running from the cafe.
“I turned around right away and everyone was running. Everyone panicked,” Bulut said.
Police in white outfits could be seen searching the area near the blast with flashlights for evidence as other police kept onlookers away from the site.
Last Saturday, a bomb placed under a seat of a minibus in a popular Aegean beach resort killed five people, including an Irish teenager and a British woman.
No group has claimed responsibility for that blast, but suspicion also fell on Kurdish guerrillas.