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In pictures: Istanbul blasts

Victim of explosion is taken to hospital

At least 15 people have been killed and around 150 injured by two explosions in the Turkish city of Istanbul, its governor has said.

Pools of blood at the scene of one of the explosions

The first blast happened on a busy pedestrian street of the Gungoren district. The second, much larger blast came as crowds gathered.

TV grab showing injured being trated

Shortly after the explosions, television footage showed the injured lying on the street and others being carried in blankets.

Two injured women near the scene of one of the blasts

Istanbul governor Muammer Guler - giving details of the number of those killed - called it a "terror attack", without elaborating. So far there has been no indication of who was responsible.

Ambulance near scene of one of the explosions

President Abdullah Gul said the attack showed "the ruthlessness of terrorism and its goal to engage in savagery".

Police inspect the scene of one of the bombings

Police said they believed the blasts were not suicide bombings, but activated either remotely or by means of a timer.


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