Breaking News of Explosion in Taksim Istiklal Street… An explosion occurred in Taksim Istiklal Street in Beyoglu district of Istanbul.
Vice President Oktay said, “We are evaluating that it was an act of terrorism as a result of a female attacker detonating a bomb. As of now, we have lost 6 people, 4 of them at the scene. We have 81 wounded, 2 of them seriously.”
In a previous statement
An explosion occurred on Istiklal Street in Beyoglu district of Istanbul. While there was great panic on the street, many police, fire brigade and health teams were dispatched to the scene.
Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya announced that 4 people lost their lives and 38 people were injured due to the explosion.
17:43 GOVERNOR YERLİKAYA: 4 DEATHS, 38 INJURED
Governor Yerlikaya said, “According to the first determinations, 4 people lost their lives and 38 people were injured in the explosion that occurred on Istiklal Street. Our injured people have been taken under treatment. We wish Allah’s mercy to those who lost their lives and a speedy recovery to the wounded. Developments will be shared with the public.”