29 dead, 166 wounded in Istanbul bombings: interior minister

ISTANBUL, Dec 11, (APP/AFP) – Twenty-nine people were killed, mainly police officers, and 166 wounded in double bombings that struck stanbul Saturday after a home football match hosted by top side Besiktas, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.

Twenty-seven of those killed were police and two were civilians, he told reporters in Istanbul, adding that 10 suspects had already been detained over the bombing.