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Suspected vehicle bomb wounds 'at least 20' outside Besiktas stadium

The blast came two hours after the end of a match between Besiktas and Bursaspor, among two of Turkey's top teams.

The interior ministry said initially at least 20 had been wounded but said it had no information of whether anyone had been killed.

If it is responsible for the attack today, it could be a product of the fact the terrorist organization is getting increasingly desperate.

Two explosions outside Istanbul's Besiktas football stadium on Saturday evening local time have killed 13 people, according to security sources.

He says the attack targeted a riot police bus, which he earlier announced had wounded almost 20 police officers.

He later said it was believed that a suspected suicide bomber had struck Macka Park, next to the stadium, also known as the Vodafone Arena.

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"We learned with tremendous sorrow that a large number of policemen and our citizens were injured in the treacherous attack near the Vodafone Arena, Istanbul", a Turkish Football Federation statement reads.

"We wish injured citizens a quick recovery", Bursaspor said in a statement on its Twitter account. A police water cannon doused the wreckage of a burned-out vehicle and there were two separate fires on the road outside the stadium.

Images broadcast on television showed more than a dozen ambulances on a street hugging the stadium and a police helicopter flying overhead with its search lights on. Other attacks have targeted Turkish police and army assets.

In June, 47 people were killed in an attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport. This year Istanbul has witnessed bombings attributed by authorities to the Islamic State group or claimed by Kurdish militants.

"It is thought to be a auto bomb at a point where our special forces police were located, right after the match at the exit where Bursaspor fans exited, after the fans had left", he said.

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