Seven people have been detained in connection with a suicide bombing at the heart of Istanbul’s historic district that killed 10 German tourists, Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala said Thursday.

 

The bomber, identified as a member of ISIS who had entered Turkey as a refugee from Syria, blew himself up Tuesday among tourists visiting some of Istanbul’s most popular attractions.

 

Fifteen people, mostly foreigners, were also wounded in the attack.

 

“The number of those detained in connection with Istanbul attack have reached seven. The investigation is underway in the most comprehensive way”, Ala told reporters at an ambassadors’ conference in Ankara.

 

 

 

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