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Istanbul blast: Bombing suspect arrested hours after explosion, 6 people were killed

Turkey: An accused involved in a major suicide attack in Istanbul, Turkey has been arrested. According to the English-language Twitter account of the state-run Anadolu Agency, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Monday (14 November) that the man who set off the bomb that exploded in Istanbul has been arrested by the police.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Turkey: An accused involved in a major suicide attack in Istanbul, Turkey has been arrested. According to the English-language Twitter account of the state-run Anadolu Agency, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Monday (14 November) that the man who set off the bomb that exploded in Istanbul has been arrested by the police.

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In this incident, Six people were killed and 81 others wounded when an explosion rocked a busy pedestrian street in Istiklal Avenue in central Istanbul in what Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called a bomb attack that “smells like terrorism”.

On this incident, India Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that India expresses its deepest condolences to the Government and people of Turkey on the tragic loss of lives in the explosion in Istanbul today. Our sympathies are also with the injured. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Apart from this, Swedish PM Ulf Christerson and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have expressed deep grief over the incident. Turkish News Agency Anandolu told Vice President Fuat Octeck that the government has considered the terror attack to the blast. According to him, a woman has exploded it. President Resep Taip Eardogan has considered a woman only a woman behind the blast. Although Al Jazeera has claimed in his report by quoting sources, the explosion has allegedly involved three attackers, including a woman and two young men.

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