Officials say 10 dead, 15 injured in Istanbul

2016-01-12 11:54


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Istanbul - The Istanbul governor's office says the explosion at the city's historic Sultanahmet district has killed least 10 people.

A statement says 15 other people were injured in Tuesday's blast. The cause of the explosion is under investigation, but state-run TRT television says it was likely caused by a suicide bomber.

The private Dogan news agency says at least two people were hospitalised following an explosion in the historic center of Istanbul.

State-run TRT television says the blast was likely caused by a suicide bomber, but authorities have not commented on the cause.

Private NTV television said the explosion was close to a park that is home to a landmark obelisk. The state-run Anadolu Agency says several police and medics were sent to the area.

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