Explosion rocks major Istanbul shopping street

ISTIstanbul – An explosion rocked a busy shopping street in the heart of Istanbul early on Saturday, Turkish media reported.

The cause of the blast on Istiklal Caddesi Street was unknown.

Ambulances rushed to the scene, Dogan news agency reported.

Initial reports say two people – including the bomber responsible for the suicide blast – were killed.

Istiklal Caddesi usually is thronged with shoppers on the weekend. READ MORE OF THIS ARTICLE

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.