Two killed, 7 injured in suicide attack in central Istanbul

An explosion at a major tourist shopping area in the Turkish city of Istanbul has injured a number of people, Turkish media say.

According to the Hurriyet Daily News, two people were killed and seven others were injured, on the busy İstiklal Avenue in Taksim.

The attack happened on Balo Street near the Demirören Mall and one of the killed was the attacker.

The pedestrian street was completely sealed off and police officers and ambulances were deployed to the area.

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