29 killed in Turkey attack

Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) – Twenty-nine people, mostly police officers, were killed and 166 injured in Saturday’s twin bombings in Istanbul, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said in a press conference Sunday.

The explosions, one large blast followed by a smaller one, occurred about 11 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET) after a heavily attended football game at Besiktas Vodafone Arena.

The first explosion at Macka Park was considered a suicide attack, Soylu said, according to an earlier report by state news agency Anadolu. He didn’t say what caused the second explosion, which occurred near the arena. The two locations are less than a mile apart.
.Rescue services rush to the scene of explosions near the Besiktas football club stadium, following an <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/10/europe/istanbul-explosions/index.html" target="_blank">attack in Istanbul</a> late Saturday, December 10. At least 20 people were wounded after the two blasts, according to Turkey's state news agency Anadolu.

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