Bombing in Turkey – level 2

16-12-2016 15:00

First people saw a normal television broadcast after a football match in Turkey, but then there were two bomb blasts that killed 38 people. This all happened outside a football stadium in Istanbul. No group claimed responsibility, but the Turkish government blames the Kurdish PKK forces for the attack.

The Turkish interior minister said that the police were the main target because most football fans left before the attack. The country stays alerted and people are in mourning.

Difficult words: broadcast (sending information by TV or radio), blast (an explosion), claim responsibility (say that you did something), forces (an army), alerted (careful), mourn (be sad).

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