At least 6 killed in Istanbul blast

At least six were killed and 53 injured after an explosion hit Istanbul’s busy Istiklal thoroughfare on Sunday.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the explosion in Istanbul’s Istiklal Street was caused by a “bomb attack.” The route in the central district of Beyoglu is frequented by foreign tourists.

“Türkiye will not bow down to terrorism,” Erdogan said.

Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya earlier tweeted that the explosion occurred at about 4:20pm.