Turkish police seal off historic Istanbul square after blast

by Reuters
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 08:48 GMT

ISTANBUL, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Turkish police sealed off a central Istanbul square in the historic Sultanahmet district on Tuesday after a large explosion, a Reuters witness said, and the Dogan news agency reported several people were injured in the blast.

Ambulances rushed to the scene of the explosion in Sultanahmet square, close to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, in a major tourist area of Turkey's most populous city.

(Reporting by Ayla Jean Yackley; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Nick Tattersall)

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