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DATE : Sunday 11 December 2016 - 17:48
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Turkey Declares Day of Mourning after Blast Kills 38 and Wounds 166

Deputy prime minister says outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ party may be behind attack outside Istanbul football stadium.

Turkey Declares Day of Mourning after Blast Kills 38 and Wounds 166

Caspian International News Agency– A twin bomb attack outside a football stadium in Istanbul killed 38 people, mostly police officers, and injured more than 160 others, Turkey’s interior minister, Süleyman Soylu, has said.

The death toll from the two explosions jumped overnight to 38, making it one of the most devastating attacks in recent months in Turkey.

The two bombs, a car packed with 300kg of explosives and a suicide bomb in quick succession, struck at about 10.30pm in the Beşiktaş neighborhood on Istanbul’s European side.

The attacks killed seven civilians and 31 police officers and wounded more than 150, and occurred two hours after fans had left the stadium, which hosted a match between Beskitas and Bursaspor.

The Guardian


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