bulance sirens breaking the night silence in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday. First responders rushing to the scene of a suspected car bomb explosion outside of a soccer stadium, just hours after the end of the match.
curity sources tell Reuters there are at least 13 deaths. Around 20 people are believed to have been wounded by the blast.
The country's transport minister Ahmet Arslan, calling it a terrorist attack in a tweet. Another official, saying a nearby riot police bus was the likely target. Many of the officers were seriously wounded, according to a Reuters photographer on the scene. Eyewitnesses say they heard two blasts. One describing the scene as quote, hell.
The flames went all the way up to the sky. The streets around the stadium were quickly sealed off. Bombings are familiar to Turkish citizens as of late. There's been a series of bombings, some blamed on Islamic state militants, and others claimed by Kurdish separatists, and far left militant groups.
rlier this year, opposers of President Tayyip Erdoğan tried to stage a