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Six people were killed and many others were injured in a suicide bombing in Istanbul.

According to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a powerful explosion of unknown origin rocked Istanbul's busy commercial area of Istiklal on Sunday, killing six people and injuring scores more. The incident, according to Turkey's vice president, was carried out by a suicide bomber.


In a televised press conference, Erdogan said: "It might be erroneous if we claim for certainty that this is terror, but according to first signs... there is a smell of horror there."


The culprits of this heinous act are being sought after by the pertinent state agencies, he declared.


The incident, according to Turkey's vice president, was carried out by a suicide bomber.

In a televised press conference, Erdogan said: "It might be erroneous if we claim for certainty that this is terror, but according to first signs... there is a smell of horror there."


The culprits of this heinous act are being sought after by the pertinent state agencies, he declared.


On Sunday afternoon, there were a lot of people in the area, so police fenced it off while helicopters flew over the city's core and sirens sounded.


"I was about 50 and 55 yards away when I suddenly heard an explosion. I noticed three or four individuals lying on the floor "57-year-old witness Cemal Denizci spoke to AFP.


"In a panic, people were running. It made a lot of noise. The smoke was dark. The boom was so loud that it was nearly deafening, "said he.


As they left the area, parents gathered their kids in their arms.

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