Explosions rock central Istanbul, Turkey 41 killed

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Two explosions hit central Istanbul on Saturday night, killing 30 police officers, 11 civilians and injuring 166 others.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said at a press conference in Istanbul that a moving car was detonated targeting riot police on duty near a stadium in the district of Besiktas, where a football match ended about one and half an hour before.

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said the blast happened soon after the fans left the stadium

 

BREAKING: 2 Explosions rock central Istanbul, at least 15 dead, dozens injured
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Forty-five seconds later, a man blew himself up in Macka Park just across the stadium, Soylu said, noting that about 10 suspects have been detained.

Explosion rocks central Istanbul

The explosions were so powerful that they could be heard on both sides of the Bosphorus, a strait that divides the metropolis into two parts, press reports said.

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    2Hatice KocHatice Koc01.01.2017en
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