Bomb Blasts Caught On Amateur Video Kill At Least 13 Outside Besiktas Stadium
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Two bomb explosions near Vodafone Arena, home of professional club Besiktas, have killed 13 people and injured many others according to initial reports out of Istanbul, Turkey.
The explosions happened about two hours after fans left the stadium following today's match between top Turkish clubs Besiktas and Bursaspor. Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan wrote on Twitter that it was a terror attack.
İstanbul Beşiktaş'taki alçak terör saldırısını kınıyor, yaralılarımıza acil şifalar diliyorum.— Ahmet ARSLAN (@ahmetarslan36) December 10, 2016
"[We] condemn the terrorist attacks," the Tweet reads. "I wish a speedy recovery to our injured."
Officials believe one of the attacks was carried out by a suicide bomber and the other a car bomb, both targeting police officers.
An amateur video captured one of the explosions, followed by gunfire after the attack.
— AFB_75 (@AFB_35) December 10, 2016
No terrorist groups have yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.