The Turkish authorities announced the death of 27 police officers in the terrorist attack in Istanbul


The blast in Istanbul killed 29 people, 27 of them police officers, Reuters reported, citing Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus. Injured 166 people. Among them 6 are in the pediatric intensive care unit, 17 operating rooms.

The explosions occurred at about 22:30 near the stadium of the football club beşiktaş Vodafone arena. Remote way has been undermined by a car bomb and 45 seconds exploded a suicide bomber. According to the Vice Premier, the police detained ten people on suspicion of involvement in the incident.

The goal of the attackers was the police, said earlier the Minister of internal Affairs of Turkey Suleyman Soylu. A car bomb exploded near the bus of special police. Police were near the stadium for the protection of match between the clubs “Besiktas” and “Bursaspor”, which ended at 21:00. As reported by Turkish TV channel NTV 22:30 fans have already managed to disperse.

After the explosion started a fire. At the scene arrived firemen and police, then the police cordoned off the scene. The transport Minister of Turkey Ahmet Arslan in his Twitter called the explosions a “terrorist attack.”

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