Istanbul: Six dead, dozens wounded in Turkey explosion

Written by on November 14, 2022

  At least six people have been killed and 81 wounded in an explosion in a busy area of central Istanbul, Turkish authorities have said.

The blast happened at about 16:20 local time on a shopping street in the Taksim Square area, the Turkish city’s governor Ali Yerlikaya said.

A suspect has now been arrested, the interior minister said.

Vice-President Fuat Oktay earlier said the blast was thought to be a terrorist attack carried out by a woman.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan  said the perpetrators would be punished.


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