December 2016 Istanbul bombings

On the evening of 10 December 2016, two explosions caused by a car bombing and suicide bombing in Istanbul's Beşiktaş municipality killed 46 people and injured 166 others. 36 of the victims were police officers, 8 were civilians and one remains unidentified. 19 of the injured remain in critical condition. The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) assumed responsibility, claiming that their members killed more than 100 police officers. TAK is a Kurdish nationalist militant group in Turkey seeking an independent Kurdish state in eastern and southeastern Turkey.


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