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Explosion at Istanbul tourist spot

Reports of several injuries following blast at Sultanahmet Square

Several people are believed to have been injured following an explosion near a popular landmark in Istanbul this morning.

Local reports say there have been casualties at the scene of the blast at Sultanahmet Square, near the city's famous Blue Mosque, but this is yet to be confirmed.

Emergency personnel are on scene and the area has been cordoned off while police establish the cause of the blast.

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