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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Istanbul Stadium Blasts Leaves At Least 13 People

Two explosions near a football stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, has killed at least 13 people and injured many others..

Turkish officials said the blasts, believed to be a car bomb and a suicide bomb, had targeted police officers.
Witnesses heard gunfire after the attack, which happened two hours after fans had left the Besiktas stadium.

Turkey has seen a recent spate of militant attacks in major cities that have left dozens of people dead.

No group has said it was behind the attack but a wave of bombings in Turkey this year has been carried out by Kurdish militants and so-called Islamic State (IS), the BBC's Turkey correspondent, Mark Lowen, reports.

The fact that police appear to have been hit will focus suspicion on Kurdish guerrilla groups, who have mainly targeted the security forces, he adds.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed fatalities but gave no details.
"A terrorist attack has been carried out against our security forces and our citizens," he said.

"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."

The blasts came two hours after a football match at the Vodafone Arena between Besiktas and Bursaspor, two of Turkey's top teams, ended.

Local media reported that fans had already dispersed. Bursaspor posted on Twitter that none of its groups knew of any injured fans.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said: "It is thought to be a car bomb at a point where our special forces police were located, right after the match at the exit where Bursaspor fans exited, after the fans had left."

He later said the second blast, at nearby Macka Park, was believed to be a suicide bomb.

TV channel NTV reported that the target of the first attack was a bus carrying riot police.

Photographs posted on Instagram after the explosion showed helmets strewn on a road and damaged vehicles.

A police helicopter circled overhead and windows in nearby buildings were blown out by the force of the blasts.

From BBC


redbotafly said...

Too many deaths.
When will this stop?

amanda favour said...

Na wah.
R.i.p to the dead
Good morning 😊 blog fam

Beloved07035390876 said...

May the good Lord keep us all save especially in this yuletide period.

Stella Igbokei said...

terrorists everywhere God help us. now they are attacking security officers

Isaacson said...

Terrorist groups everywhere....oluwa please keep us safe and guide us safely into the new year


Adanne said...

Nawa oo
RIP to the dead
God save your people.

Mrs I said...

So sad.When will all this killing stop?

Anonymous said...

Turkey again! How sad, many innocent people are stuck in those places. To think one of my old friends is even in that country claiming hustle! My heart goes to the affected families.


Priceless Jewel said...

May the souls of the departed rest in peace. Amen.
Speedy recovery to the injured.

LEE70 said...

Too much death before the end of the year!! So sad RIP

Anonymous said...

If the all the victims are muslims there's no problem let them be terrorizing one another Religion of peace in deed .

missylynn said...


ES OH JAY said...

May the good Lord forgive the dead and accept them.
I keep wondering what these terrorist really want

SANDY NEKY said...

Hmmmmm Turkey is gradually turning to something else oo. Nawa ooo! May their souls rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Thank God I left on time. Woow.
So sad.

cakes by Bella's, Abuja. 58DA8ADF, 07080305132, instagram @cakes_by_bellas said...

Ahhh, it is well oo. Was at istanbul airport some days back and I kept remembering the news of the last airport attack..... may God continue to guide and protect us.

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