At least 10 dead in central Istanbul explosion


ISTANBUL: At least 10 people were killed and 15 others wounded after an explosion rocked a central Istanbul square on Tuesday, Turkey’s Haberturk television said.

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The blast may have been caused by a suicide bomber, Haberturk said, without citing its sources. There was no official word on the case of the blast, which took place in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet square, a major tourist attraction in Turkey’s most populous city.

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Ambulances rushed to the scene of the explosion in Sultanahmet square, close to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, in a major tourist area of Turkey’s most populous city.


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