ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency says 19 of the 166 people wounded in twin blasts near a soccer stadium in Istanbul are in intensive care. The bombings killed at least 38 people including 30 policemen.
Turkey has declared a national day of mourning with flags to fly at half-staff across the country and at Turkey’s foreign missions.
A car bomber and a suicide bomber struck last night in the latest large-scale assault to traumatize a nation confronting an array of security threats. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus told the private news channel CNN Turk that “arrows point to the PKK.” He was referring to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which has waged a decades-long insurgency.
In an address early today, the interior minister said 10 people had been arrested in connection with the attacks.