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Tuesday, 12 January 2016 - 15:56
Several Dead In Blast In Central Istanbul Sultanahmet District
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At least 10 people have been killed in an explosion in a district of Istanbul popular with tourists, the city authorities say.

The explosion occurred just after 10:00 local time (08:00 GMT) in the city's historic Sultanahmet district, close to the Blue Mosque.

Fifteen people were also wounded in the blast, the Istanbul Governor's Office said in a statement on its website.

Some reports suggest the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber.

Police have sealed off the area and the authorities are investigating the type of explosive used, foreign media reports.

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