TURKEY - Ten die, mostly foreigners, in downtown Istanbul attack [AN]


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foxnews.com/world/2016/01/12/injuries-reported-after-istanbul-explosion.html


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A Syrian suicide bomber hits the Sultanahmet district, near the Blue Mosque. Almost all of the dead are foreigners. About 15 people are seriously injured. For Erdogan, Turkey is the “top target for all terrorist groups in the region”. For Parolin, “the best medicine in the face of these evils is always mercy”.

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Suicide bomber kills 10 people, mainly Germans, in Istanbul

A suicide bomber thought to be from Syria killed at least 10 people, many of them German tourists, in Istanbul’s historic heart on Tuesday, an attack senior security officials said was probably planned by Islamic State.

President Tayyip Erdogan condemned the bombing in Sultanahmet square, near the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, major tourist sites in the center of one of the world’s most visited cities. He said a Syrian was thought responsible and that the blast would only harden Turkey’s resolve in fighting terrorism.

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said the bomber had been identified from body parts at the scene, and was a Syrian national born in 1988 whose links were being investigated.

Sources in Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s office said most of those killed were Germans and he had spoken by phone with Chancellor Angela Merkel to express condolences. Merkel earlier said she was very worried Germans might be among the victims.

Several bodies lay on the ground in the square, also known as the Hippodrome of Constantinople, in the immediate aftermath. It was not densely packed at the time of the explosion, according to a police officer working there, but small groups of tourists had been wandering around.

“This incident has once again shown that as a nation we should act as one heart, one body in the fight against terror. Turkey’s determined and principled stance in the fight against terrorism will continue to the end,” Erdogan told a lunch for Turkish ambassadors, in a speech broadcast live on television.

See more at: reuters.com/article/us-turkey-blast-idUSKCN0UQ0UJ20160112


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reuters.com/article/us-turkey-blast-idUSKCN0UQ0UJ20160112

World | Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:15am EST
Suicide bomber kills 10 people, mainly Germans, in Istanbul
ISTANBUL | BY AYLA JEAN YACKLEY

A suicide bomber thought to be from Syria killed at least 10 people, many of them German tourists, in Istanbul’s historic heart on Tuesday, an attack senior security officials said was probably planned by Islamic State.

President Tayyip Erdogan condemned the bombing in Sultanahmet square, near the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, major tourist sites in the center of one of the world’s most visited cities. He said a Syrian was thought responsible and that the blast would only harden Turkey’s resolve in fighting terrorism.

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said the bomber had been identified from body parts at the scene, and was a Syrian national born in 1988 whose links were being investigated.

Sources in Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s office said most of those killed were Germans and he had spoken by phone with Chancellor Angela Merkel to express condolences. Merkel earlier said she was very worried Germans might be among the victims.

Several bodies lay on the ground in the square, also known as the Hippodrome of Constantinople, in the immediate aftermath. It was not densely packed at the time of the explosion, according to a police officer working there, but small groups of tourists had been wandering around.

“This incident has once again shown that as a nation we should act as one heart, one body in the fight against terror. Turkey’s determined and principled stance in the fight against terrorism will continue to the end,” Erdogan told a lunch for Turkish ambassadors, in a speech broadcast live on television.


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Oops, Catholic News put up the same story. Please feel free to delete thread, we may have posted at the same time. I tried to look.

forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=995045

They posted at 7:10, I posted at 7:11.


#6

I think acts of terrorism qualify as ‘World News’


#7

Praying for the deceased & injured & their families.


#8

Praying for the deceased & injured & their families.


#9

praying for the injured and those who died and praying for the families.


#10

May the departed rest in peace.


#11

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