Turkey Declares Day of Mourning After Soccer Bombing Kills 29, Wounds 166

Forensic policemen inspect a group of damaged buses which were transporting riot policemen after the football match between Besiktas and Bursaspor, following a twin suicide bomb attack near to Besiktas Vodaphone Arena on December 10, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. According to reports, at least 13 people were killed by a …

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey declared a day of national mourning on Sunday, after two bombs killed 29 people and wounded 166 others in a coordinated attack on police outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul after a match between two top teams.

The blasts on Saturday night – a car bomb outside the Vodafone Arena home to Istanbul’s Besiktas soccer team followed by a suicide bomb attack in an adjacent park less than a minute later – shook a soccer-mad nation still trying to recover from a series of deadly bombing this year in cities including Istanbul and the capital Ankara.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim ordered flags flown at half mast to commemorate the victims, state-run Anadolu Agency said.

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