In the center of Istanbul explosion, the target of the attack were police officers, according to Turkish TV channel NTV citing a statement by the Minister of internal Affairs of Turkey Suleyman Soylu.
The explosion occurred near the stadium of the football club beşiktaş Vodafone arena. The match between clubs “Besiktas” and “Bursaspor” ended at 21:00 and fans time to disperse, the channel reports. The press service of “Bursaspor” reported that none of the fans of the club were not injured, reports Reuters.
According to Soylu, was blown up by a car bomb, wounding 20 people. Reuters with reference to eyewitnesses reported that they heard two explosions, and most of the victims were police officers.
After the explosion started a fire. Police cordoned off the blast site.