VIDEO: Two Explosions Outside Stadium In Istanbul, Turkey, Kills 29 and Injures Over 166 People
By Fox News // December 10, 2016
"A terrorist attack has been carried out....," said Turkey President
ABOVE VIDEO: Turkish officials report that one of the two blasts might have been a suicide bombing
(FOX NEWS) – Two explosions struck Saturday night outside a soccer stadium in central Istanbul Saturday, killing 29 and wounding at least 166 others, Turkish officials said.
Authorities said that a car bomb detonated by remote control was followed 45 seconds later by a suicide bomber.
The blasts struck hours after the end of a match between two of Turkey’s top teams, Reuters reported, quoting Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.
The first and larger explosion took place about 10:30 p.m. after the home team Besiktas beat visitor Bursaspor 2-1 in the Turkish Super League. Officials gave no immediate details on the nature of the second explosion, which sounded like it came from the same area.
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“A terrorist attack has been carried out against our security forces and our citizens. It has been understood that the explosions after the Besiktas-Bursaspor football game aimed to maximise casualties. As a result of these attacks unfortunately we have martyrs and wounded,” Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement.