Blast in heart of Istanbul kills 2

ISTANBUL, March 19 (KUNA) — A blast ripped through a main street at Al-Taksim public square in the Turkish city Istanbul on Saturday, NTV news network reported.
At least two people died and a number of others were wounded in the explosion, it said, adding that medics and relief teams rushed to the scene.
Taksim square is one of the favored sites for tourists visiting the nation. (end) ta.rk