Major explosion rocks Istanbul: Authorities suspect terror attack

Major explosion rocks Istanbul: Authorities suspect terror attack

Rescue teams are seen in Istanbul, Turkey after an explosion in the central part of the city on 12 January. Reuters

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The blast took place in the historic Sultanahmet district in Istanbul. While ten people died, 15 sustained injuries. Reuters

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Turkish authorities have expressed suspicion that the blast in Turkey's biggest city could be a terror attack. Reuters

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The explosion is the latest in a series of similar explosions in Turkey in the past few months. Reuters

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Police forensic experts work on the scene of the explosion. Recently, Turkey had arrested several members of the IS, saying that they had planned attacks. Reuters

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Updated Date: Jan 12, 2016 16:09:48 IST

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