Twin Istanbul blasts kill 29, injure 166

Twin Istanbul blasts kill 29, injure 166

Twin Istanbul blasts kill 29, injure 166

Written by Staff Writer

11 Dec, 2016 | 10:55 am

Two explosions near a football stadium in the heart of Turkey’s biggest city, Istanbul, have killed 29 people and injured 166, the government says.

The blast outside the stadium was caused by a car bomb detonated remotely at around 10:30pm local time, and the first explosion was followed by a suicide attack at Macka Park some 45 seconds later.

Witnesses heard gunfire after the attack, which came two hours after fans had left the Besiktas stadium.

Ten arrests were made. Turkey has seen a recent spate of deadly militant attacks in major cities.

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