Istanbul explosions: 15 killed, 69 wounded in twin blasts

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Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) At least 15 people were killed and 69 injured Saturday night in twin explosions in Istanbul, a senior Turkish official who can’t be named due to government protocol told reporters

The explosions, one large blast followed by a smaller one, occurred about 11 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET) after a heavily attended football game at Besiktas Vodafone Arena.
The blasts targeted police, state news agency TRT reported, but none of the victims have been identified.
The first explosion at Macka Park was considered a suicide attack,Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said, according to state news agency Anadolu. He didn’t say what caused the second explosion, which occurred near the newly built arena. The two locations are less than a mile apart.

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