A suicide bomb blasthit Istiklal Streetin the Beyoglu districton Saturday.
According to Istanbul's governor, at least five people were killed in the blast, including the bomber himself, and 20 were wounded.
Governor Vasip Sahin said that the woundedwere sent to hospitals around the district in the European side of Istanbul.
Security forces evacuated the area, while the street has been closed to traffic.
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