Two explosions have hit the Turkish city of Istanbul, killing at least 29 people and wounding more than 160 others, according to authorities.
Al Jazeera's Sinem Koseoglu, reporting from Istanbul, quoted security sources as saying that they have detained 10 people in connection with the bombings.
Most of those killed were police but two civilians are also amongst the dead, she said.
“I heard two loud explosions within 30 seconds of each other,” Omer Yilmaz, a cleaner at the nearby Dolmabahce Mosque, told Al Jazeera.
“I saw flames. I walked towards the police bus which was on fire and and I saw policemen inside.”
In a statement, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “A terrorist attack has been carried out against our security forces and our citizens. It has been understood that the explosions after the Besiktas-Bursaspor football game aimed to maximise casualties. As a result of these attacks unfortunately we have martyrs and wounded.”
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