It is also reported 38 wounded.
The interior Minister of Turkey Suleyman Soylu confirmed the information about two explosions in Istanbul, the second of them could commit suicide.
“We estimate that two explosions occurred. One could be a suicide bomber. Another explosion – perhaps it was a car bomb because he was stronger. Concerning the dead, the statement will be made later,” — said the TV channel NTV Soylu on arrival in Istanbul.
Soylu earlier reported an explosion at 21.30 Saturdays near the stadium “Vodafone arena” in a Central district of Istanbul, Besiktas. According to him, the explosion of a car bomb injured 20 police officers. According to Soylu, near one of the explosions drove the bus with the police who provided protection of a football match.
The TV channel Al Jazeera Turk reported 15 dead, official confirmation of this information yet. It is also reported 38 wounded.
The explosions occurred near the stadium 1.5 hours before it ended the match between the Turkish team “Besiktas” and “Bursaspor”. Later, the club “Bursaspor” reported that none of his fans were not injured. Consulate General of the Russian Federation stated that the information about Russian nationals who might be hurt in the explosion, yet, but their presence in this area is unlikely. The Embassy continues to monitor the situation.
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