Explosions rock avenue in Istanbul's Fatih District
The explosion comes just two days after a bomb rocked Istiklal Street in Istanbul.
An explosion rocked Fatih district, a bustling pedestrian avenue in Istanbul, after cars caught fire, as per Haberturk.
According to the Takvim portal, the fire that erupted following the Istanbul blasts has been put out; no injuries have been recorded.
The cause of the fire is yet unknown, according to the Turkish newspaper Yenicag.
A driver stopped his car when he observed smoke coming from his vehicle, the report added. The fire totally burned the car, spread to four cars parked on the side of the road, and also damaged a nearby business and ATM.
Explosions were heard only after the automobiles caught fire, according to the newspaper.
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It is worth noting that the Fatih neighborhood contains the majority of the city's important historical and cultural attractions, including Sultanahmet Square and a number of prominent mosques.
The explosion came just two days after a bomb rocked Istiklal Street in Taksim Square in Istanbul. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the explosion in Istanbul left six people dead and 53 injured.
Istiklal Street was hit during a 2015-2016 attack campaign targeting Istanbul and other cities, including Ankara. These bombings, which killed nearly 500 people and injured over 2,000, were mostly blamed on ISIS and outlawed Kurdish militants.
Istiklal Street in Istanbul's ancient district of Beyoglu is one of the city's most well-known thoroughfares.