10 Killed, at Least 15 Wounded In Explosion in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet
According to reports by private broadcaster CNN Türk, the explosion occurred by the obelisk of Theodosius in the touristic Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul’s Fatih district.
According to Istanbul’s governor’s office, 10 people have been killed in the explosion while at least 15 people have been reported wounded.
The suicide bomber recently entered Turkey from Syria, Deputy PM Numan Kurtulmuş has told reporters.
Turkish PM says all victims killed in the Sultanahmet suicide attack are foreigners while the suicide bomber is an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş had announced at a press conference that the suicide bomber was a man of Syrian origin born in 1988.