Explosion in Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul

Published January 12th, 2016 - 10:02 GMT

Reuters reports that a blast rocked Sultanahmet, a popular tourist district in Istanbul, Turkey.

According to Reuters, witnesses state they heard a loud explosion and it shook the ground.

Photos on twitter showed an overturned car. According to Sabah, a police car flipped over onto the tramway and the tram has been shut down.

Earliest estimates are 10 killed and 15 wounded.

Turkish police have sealed off Sultanahmet Square. A bomb squad is present and they are sweeping the area to search for a second bomb. Helicopters are searching from above.

Police believe the attack to be a single suicide bomber.

No organization has claimed responsibility for the attack at this time.


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