10 Dead And 15 Injured In An Explosion In Istanbul
Istanbul – 10 Dead And 15 Injured In An Explosion In Istanbul; Istanbul Governor’s office said in a statement that ten people were killed and 15 wounded in a large explosion shook the Sultan Ahmet Square in the city center on Tuesday.
He added that investigations are underway to determine the type of explosives used and who was responsible for the blast.
Ambulances rushed to the nearby arena from the Blue Mosque and the Sophia mosque in the area attracts a lot of tourists in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city in terms of population. It quoted the injured as cars cordoned off the streets the police.
A police officer, a people away from the scene, “take precautionary measures, fearing a second explosion.”
She left television news channel said the blast was probably caused by a suicide attack but this could not be confirmed independently.
A woman who works in a nearby shop for antiques to a Reuters reporter without revealing its name “was extremely high sound of the explosion. We felt a strong vibration and we ran and we saw the remains.”
And carried out the attacks and leftist and Islamist Kurdish militant groups in Turkey before.
Turkey and became a target for the organization of the Islamic state as also blamed on the militant group in the two explosions, one in the last year, near the Syrian border town of saddles and the other in the capital Ankara, which killed more than a hundred people.