Istanbul Explosions Kill: 15 Dead And 69 Wounded In Twin Blasts

Istanbul Explosions Kill: 15 Dead And 69 Wounded In Twin Blasts
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Two explosions near a football stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, have killed 15 people and injured 69 following the twin blasts in Istanbul on Saturday. The explosions, one large blast followed by a smaller one, occurred after a football game.

The first explosion at Macka Park is considered a suicide attack,Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said, according to Anadolu. He didn’t say what caused the second explosion, which occurred near Besiktas Vodafone Arena. The two locations are less than a mile apart.

Turkish officials said the blasts, believed to be a car bomb and a suicide bomb, had targeted police officers. Witnesses heard gunfire after the attack, which happened two hours after fans had left the Besiktas stadium.

In a tweet written shortly after the blasts, Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan characterized them as a “terrorist attack.”

“We condemn the vile terror attack in Besiktas, Istanbul and wish quick recoveries to the injured,” said Arslan.

 

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