The death toll in Istanbul attack rose to 29

Continued: the Turkish Authorities have declared mourning in connection with the attack

The attack in Istanbul, according to the latest figures, killed 29 people and injured 166. As reported Reuters, said on a press-conferences the Minister of internal Affairs of Turkey Suleyman Soylu. Previously unofficially reported killed 13-15.

According to the head of the interior Ministry, 27 of the 29 dead were police officers.

17 of the wounded were operated on, and six are in intensive care.

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus reported that the first was undermined planted in the car bomb, 45 seconds later blew himself up suicide bomber.

According to Soylu in connection with the attack have been detained 10 people.

The explosion occurred on Saturday, 10 Dec, 22.30 GMT in the Besiktas district of Central Istanbul, near the stadium Vodafone Arena, after the match between the football teams “Besiktas” and “Bursaspor”. The aim of the attack was the bus with the police.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a statement in connection with the explosion. He expressed condolences to the families of the victims and wished recovery to the injured, and promised justice to those who was behind the attack.