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Istanbul explosions: 29 killed, 166 wounded in twin blasts

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At least 29 people were killed and 166 injured Saturday night in twin explosions in Istanbul, a senior Turkish official who can't be named due to government protocol told reporters.

The explosions, one large blast followed by a smaller one, occurred about 11 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET) after a heavily attended football game at Besiktas Vodafone Arena.

    The blasts targeted police, state news agency TRT reported, but none of the victims have been identified.

    The first explosion at Macka Park was considered a suicide attack,Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said, according to state news agency Anadolu. He didn't say what caused the second explosion, which occurred near the arena. The two locations are less than a mile apart.

    Soylu had earlier said a car bomb was the source of an explosion, according to Turkish state news agency TRT. However, it wasn't clear to which blast he was referring.

    Turkish President Erdogan, an ally to the United States in the fight against ISIS, issued a statement saying Istanbul had once again "witnessed the ugliest face of terror stepping on all values and morals. ... Together with the help of Allah, as a country and a nation, we will overcome terror, terror organizations, terrorists and the ... powers behind them."

    No group has claimed responsibility for the twin bombings but ISIS and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have staged attacks in Turkey over the past year.

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