VIDEO: Two Explosions Outside Stadium In Istanbul, Turkey, Kills 29 and Injures Over 166 People

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"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.

“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.

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