At least 15 people were killed and as many as 70 injured as a pair of explosions went off outside of the Besiktas soccer stadium in Istanbul, Turkey
The following video shows the exact moment of the blasts:
Moment of explosion in Istanbul from an amateur camera! pic.twitter.com/tJ6KeYCPfD
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The Turkish Interior Minister confirmed two blasts that are thought to have been targetted at riot police and civilians as the bombs were placed to maximize casualties.
The U.S. Consulate is warning citizens to avoid the area.
(1/3) The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul is monitoring reports of an explosion near the Vodafone soccer stadium in Besiktas in Istanbul.(Article Continues Below Advertisement)
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Several police officers and civilians were injured and an unknown number of people were killed by the blast.
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