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2 separate blasts near Besiktas football stadium killed at least 29 people and injured 166, authorities say

At around 10.30 pm (19 30GMT) on Saturday evening, two explosions rocked Istanbul’s European side. Outside a football stadium in Istanbul’s Besiktas district, a car bomb was detonated two hours after the end of a Turkish league football match between Besiktas and Bursaspor.

Seconds later, a suicide bomb attack occurred in Macka Park in the same neighbourhood. The suicide bomber blew himself up after police noticed him, according to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.

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