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Turkish police seal off historic Istanbul square after blast

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 17:01
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An explosion at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport wounded two cleaning staff on a plane, but the cause of the blast was not clear, Pegasus airline said on Wednesday.

[ISTANBUL] Turkish police sealed off a central Istanbul square in the historic Sultanahmet district on Tuesday after a large explosion, a Reuters witness said, and the Dogan news agency reported several people were injured in the blast.

Ambulances rushed to the scene of the explosion in Sultanahmet square, close to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, in a major tourist area of Turkey's most populous city.

REUTERS

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