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    Explosion in Istanbul's Sultanahmet: 10 killed, at least 15 wounded - VIDEO - UPDATED

    The explosion reportedly took place near the Sultanahmet Tram station, and Dikilitaş, the Obelisk of Theodosius

    Baku. 12 January. REPORT.AZ/ An explosion occurred on Jan. 12 in Istanbul’s touristic Sultanahmet Square, killing 10 while wounding at least 15, Report informs referring to the Turkish media, Istanbul governor's office has said.

    According to reports by private broadcaster CNN Türk, the explosion occurred by the obelisk of Theodosius in the touristic Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul’s Fatih district. 

    According to Istanbul's governor's office, 10 people have been killed in the explosion while at least 15 people have been reported wounded. 

    Tourists were among the victims of the explosion, reports indicate, while wounded persons were transferred to nearby hospitals, mainly Haseki Training and Research Hospital. 

    ***12:45 

    A huge explosion hit Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet Square early Tuesday and injuries have been reported, Report informs referring to the Turkish media.

    The explosion reportedly took place near the Sultanahmet Tram station, and Dikilitaş, the Obelisk of Theodosius.

    Ambulances and police have been dispatched to the scene of the explosion.

    Bomb squads have also arrived at the scene, and the police have sealed off the area.

    According to the Turkish TV channels' reports many people dead and injured in the explosion.

    According to the latest information, tourists from Germany are also among the injured.

    The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear.

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