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Turkey: Deadly suicide blast strikes Istanbul

At least eight German tourists have been killed and several other foreigners injured in a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul, Turkish officials say.

The Turkish prime minister said militants loyal to so-called Islamic State were behind the attack which happened in the Sultanahmet district, near the city's famous Blue Mosque.

Mark Lowen reports from Istanbul.

  • 12 Jan 2016
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