All who were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul in Turkey today were foreigners.
At least nine of those killed were German citizens, said government sources, according to several news agencies.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu gave the sad message to his German counterpart Angela Merkel during a telephone conversation Tuesday afternoon, according to the Turkish news agency Anatolia.
- Davutoğlu expressed his sorrow over the ten casualties, all of which are foreigners, most of them Germans, and gave his condolences to Merkel, stated Davutoglu's office, according to Anatolia.
Davutoğlu says the presumed suicide bomber was "a foreign member of the Islamic state (IS)".
However, is somewhat unclear who the presumed suicide bomber was. According to the police, the perpetrator is from Saudi Arabia, writes the Turkish newspaper Radikal. But shortly after the attack, vice pm Numan Kurtulmus said that the presumed suicide bomber was identified from body parts found at the scene and that he was a Syrian man born in 1988.
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