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Suspected terror attack in central Istanbul kills six, wounds dozens

At least six people were killed and dozens wounded in an explosion on one of Istanbul’s busiest streets.  
A tramway drives through a crowd in Istiklal avenue on Jan. 25, 2019 in central Istanbul.

An explosion in central Istanbul on Sunday killed at least six and wounded 81, Turkish authorities said. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the explosion as a “treacherous attack.”

The blast, which hit the busy touristic area of Istiklal Street near Taksim Square, took place around 4:20 p.m. local time, Erdogan said. 

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