Motorcycle Bomb Near Istanbul Police Station Wounds at Least 10

Firefighters and members of police special forces are seen at the blast scene in Istanbul Turkey

An explosion near a police station rocked Istanbul's Yenibosna neighborhood on Thursday, injuring at least 10 people.

Photographs from the scene show cars with their windows smashed and bodywork covered in dents from shrapnel from the blast.

At least five people were injured in the explosion, one seriously, according to initial reports. reports.

Authorities initially suspected a auto bomb caused the explosion, but the city's mayor, Vasip Şahin, said on Twitter the blast was caused by a bomb on a motorcycle.

The explosion rocked the district of Yenibosna on the European side of Istanbul, close to the city's main worldwide airport, CNN-Turk television reported. Mr Sahin said the investigation is ongoing.

The latest in Istanbul was in June, when 45 people were killed in a triple suicide bombing at Ataturk airport.

Turkey has suffered a bloody year of militant attacks in its two biggest cities, leaving dozens of people dead and putting the country on a high security alert. In the last couple of months Turkey suffered attacks that were blamed on the PKK (Kurdistan Worker's Party) and ISIS. That attack was blamed on Islamic State. The explosion happened in the middle of a large wedding and no organization claimed responsibility. Rights groups say hundreds of civilians have also been killed in the clashes.

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