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At least six people k#lled, 53 inj¥red after an explosion rocked Istanbul, Turkey – Instablog9ja

An explosion on a major pedestrian thoroughfare in central Istanbul in Turkey has k#lled six people and inj¥red 53.
Speaking before his departure to the G-20 summit in Indonesia on Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the explosion on Istiklal Avenue appeared to be a “heinous [email protected]”.
He, however, vowed that those responsible for the [email protected] explosion would be punished, Al Jazeera reports. “Our people can rest assured that the culprits behind the [email protected] will be p¥nished as they deserve,” he said at a press conference.

The President noted that intelligence suggested a woman was involved in the alleged [email protected] “It would be wrong to say this is undoubtedly a terr%rist [email protected] but the initial developments and initial intelligence from my governor is that it smells like terr%rism,” Erdogan said.

Four people d#ed at the scene and two d#ed in the hospital, Erdogan said. Another 53 were wounded, according to information he received from the Istanbul governor. However, nobody has claimed responsibility for the blast.