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Istanbul explosions: More than 29 people killed
08:47, 11 December 2016
Istanbul explosions: More than 29 people killed

The incident occurred after the match between the football teams of "Besiktas" and "Bursaspor"

08:47, 11 December 2016

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At least 29 people were killed in the explosion near the football stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, according to Al Jazeera.

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The incident occurred after the match of Turkish Championship "Besiktas" - "Bursaspor", which ended with the score 2:1. By the time of the explosion the majority of fans left the stadium and its surroundings. The witnesses also reported that the explosion was heard in other areas of Istanbul.

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According to the NTV Turkish channel, 38 people were injured, they are in the hospital. Earlier, Turkish Interior Ministry has reported at least 20 casualties.

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It was reported that the cause of the explosion was a car bomb. Fire started at the site of the incident, fire brigades arrived.

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A video, capturing the explosion, also appeared on the Internet. Two young people are playing guitar in a city part, when the explosion suddenly occurs behind their back.


According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkey, the explosion injured at least 20 people, most of them - police. The authorities believe that law enforcement officers were the target of the attack.

Police check messages about double explosion and shots after the incident.

According to preliminary data of the Interior Ministry, the target of the attack was a bus of law enforcement officers.

Related: Istanbul's Ataturk airport works after night shooting

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