Explosion rocks historic Istanbul square

Explosion rocks historic İstanbul square, 10 killed

An explosion rocked İstanbul’s central Sultanahmet Square, a major tourist attraction, on Tuesday, leaving 10 people killed and 15 people wounded, the İstanbul Governorate said.


(Photo: DHA)


The cause of the explosion, which took place at around 10:20 a.m. close to Dikilitaş, was not immediately clear. The explosion was heard in nearby districts, according to witnesses.

Police tightened security measures around the area and sealed off the central square after the blast, barring people from approaching in case of a second explosion.

Sultanahmet Square is İstanbul’s main sight-seeing area and is home to Topkapı Palace and the Blue Mosque.

(Photo: Cihan)

(Photo: Cihan)

By Todays Zaman