Heavy explosions in Istanbul

Inhabitants of the Turkish city of Istanbul are Saturday night rocked by two loud explosions. A occurred in the vicinity of the stadium of the football club Besiktas, the other at Taksim Square.

The explosion at the stadium occurred about two hours after a match was played. The Interior Minister said at least 20 people have been injured. According to the channel NTV is the explosion caused by a car bomb. A van of the riot police would have been the target.

Police have cordoned off the area surrounding the stadium, while ambulances and fire engines rushing.

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