Big bomb explosion in Istanbul, Turkey.

Video of the big bomb explosion in Istanbul, Turkey.

Two explosions have hit the Turkish city of Istanbul, killing at least 13 people and wounding 20 others, according to news reports.

Police have evacuated the area around the Besiktas football arena following Saturday's explosions, which the interior ministry called a "terrorist" car bomb attack.

The arena is located across the historic Dolmabahce Palace.

Al Jazeera's Sinem Koseoglu, reporting from Istanbul, said all the roads leading to the arena have been closed to the public.

She the blasts occurred about two hours after a football match attended by thousands of people at the Besiktas Vodafone arena.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which police say was caused by a car bomb.



By: LeDissident (186.20)

Tags: turkey, terrorist, istanbul, attack, muslim,

Location: Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey

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