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Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Sultanahmet Square, where the blast took place was swarming with security forces and ambulance in the aftermath of the blast. Being a tourist hub the city has always attracted plenty of tourists in its heavily guarded setting.
The investigations are still continuing on the explosive type and cause of the explosion. No group has claimed responsibility yet.
The German government is sure that German citizens have become victims to the explosion and now the government has issued a travel advisory. Large gatherings in Istanbul have been banned. The international security director at the Asia Pacific Foundation Sajjan Gohel, said that “There does seem to be an attack of some kind.”
In earlier explosions in Turkey, lunchtime peace rally in Ankara 99 people were killed and 240 were injured.