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Bombs outside Istanbul soccer stadium kill 29, wound 166 -minister
December 11, 2016 / 1:42 AM / in 10 months

Bombs outside Istanbul soccer stadium kill 29, wound 166 -minister

ISTANBUL, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A car bomb followed by a suicide bombing less than a minute later killed 29 people and wounded 166 outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul on Saturday night, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.

All but two of those killed in the blasts were police officers, Soylu told a news conference with other government ministers. He said 17 of the wounded were undergoing surgery and another six were in intensive care.

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said the suicide bomber had detonated 45 seconds after the car bomb. Soylu said 10 people had been detained based on evidence from the detonated vehicle.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and Ece Toksabay; Writing by Nick Tattersall

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