Vehicle Exploded Near Barracks in Istanbul, Five Wounded

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Security officers gather at a scene following a vehicle explosion near a military facility in Istanbul, Turkey, May 12, 2016. Dogan News Agency via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. TURKEY OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN TURKEY.
Security officers gather at a scene following a vehicle explosion near a military facility in Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday. (Dogan News Agency via Reuters)

A vehicle exploded near a military barracks in Turkey’s biggest city 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. Ambulances were rushing to the scene, CNN Turk said.

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