The Obama administration is condemning a deadly terrorist attack in Istanbul, Turkey that killed dozens of people and wounded more than 100 others.


“The attack appears to have targeted police forces,” National Security Council Spokesman Ned Price said in a statement late Saturday. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and loved ones, and to all the people of Turkey.”

Authorities say 38 people are dead and 155 are hospitalized after coordinated bombings outside a soccer stadium.  

Thirteen arrests connected to the attack, in which Kurdish militants are suspected, are also reported.

“We stand together with Turkey, our NATO Ally, against all terrorists who threaten Turkey, the United States, and global peace and stability,” Price added.