IS suicide bomber kills 10 tourists in Istanbul

Forensic experts pictured near the site of a blast in the Blue Mosque area of Istanbul's tourist hub of Sultanahmet on January 12, 2016A Syrian suicide bomber struck the heart of Istanbul’s busiest tourist district, killing 10 people, most of them Germans, in the latest deadly attack blamed on Islamic State jihadists. Images from the scene on Tuesday showed several bloody corpses lying on the ground close to the iconic Ottoman-era Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet, a district home to Istanbul’s biggest concentration of historic monuments. Turkey has been hit by a string of deadly attacks this year, but Tuesday’s bombing was the first time in recent memory tourists had been targeted in the heart of the city.

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