Explosion rocks major Istanbul shopping street

2016-03-19 11:41
Istiklal Caddesi Street, Istanbul. (iStock)

Istiklal Caddesi Street, Istanbul. (iStock)

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Istanbul - An explosion rocked a busy shopping street in the heart of Istanbul early on Saturday, Turkish media reported.

The cause of the blast on Istiklal Caddesi Street was unknown.

Ambulances rushed to the scene, Dogan news agency reported.

Initial reports say two people - including the bomber responsible for the suicide blast - were killed. 

Istiklal Caddesi usually is thronged with shoppers on the weekend.

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