Turkish officials: ISIS likely responsible for blast in Istanbul

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 12, 2016 13:24

ANKARA- There is a high probability that Islamic State militants were responsible for an explosion in the heart of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet tourist district which killed at least ten people on Tuesday, two senior Turkish security officials told Reuters.

The attack at the heart of one of the world's most visited cities comes as NATO member Turkey plays a role in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, and as it battles Kurdish militants in its southeast.


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