29 People Confirmed Dead In Attack On Besiktas Stadium

A bomb blast just outside a stadium in Istanbul has left 29 people dead and at least 120 injured. The twin blasts came just after a match between top-division teams Besiktas and Bursaspor at Besiktas’ home stadium.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which is the latest in a string of attacks in Turkey this year. The Turkish government has declared a national day of mourning as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement;

“A terrorist attack has been carried out against our security forces and our citizens,” he said.

“It has been understood that the explosions after the Besiktas-Bursaspor football game aimed to maximize casualties. As a result of these attacks, unfortunately, we have martyrs and wounded.”

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