A TWIN bomb attack outside a football stadium in Istanbul has killed 38 people – including 30 police officers.
Kurdish militants have claimed responsibility for the “inhuman” terror attack which wounded 160 others hours after the end of a match between two top teams at the Vodafone Arena on Saturday night.
The two bombs, a car packed with 300kg of explosives and a suicide bomb, struck at about 10.30pm in the Be?ikta? neighbourhood in the Turkish city.
At least 13 people have been arrested over the twin bombing which was carried out by militant group TAK, also known as the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons.
TAK, an offshoot of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), was also behind a deadly car bomb that claimed 11 lives in southeastern city Diyarbak?r last month.
Turkey’s deputy prime minister, Numan Kurtulmu?, said Saturday’s attack was “clearly planned”.