38 Killed, 136 Wounded In Twin Bombings In Istanbul

38 Killed, 136 Wounded In Twin Bombings In Istanbul
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Death toll has risen to 38 and 136 have been wounded in the double bombing hit central Istanbul near Beşiktaş’s Vodafone Arena Stadium.  The Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said seven civilians are among the dead, while 30 others are police officers and one of the victims has yet to be identified.

He further stated that 13 suspects have been detained in connection to the attack. Health Minister Recep Akdağ said 14 of the wounded are in intensive care.

The first explosion came from a moving car that directly targeted riot police near the stadium, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said in a press conference early on Dec. 11. The second attack came 45 seconds after the first one when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at Maçka Park just across from the stadium, Kurtulmuş said.

 

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