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Two Israeli Citizens Confirmed Dead in Istanbul Suicide Bombing – Netanyahu

The Israeli authorities know that two Israeli citizens died Saturday in a suicide bombing at a busy shopping street in central Istanbul and check the information regarding an alleged third victim, country's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

TEL AVIV (Sputnik) — The suicide blast ripped through a major tourist street in Istanbul, killing five people including the attacker, and injuring at least 36 people.

"During the day I received updates about what happened in Istanbul. We can say with certainty that, sadly, two Israeli citizens were killed. It could be that there is a third victim," Netanyahu said at the Israeli Foreign Ministry's situation room on Saturday.

Police secure the area following a suicide bombing in a major shopping and tourist district in central Istanbul March 19, 2016. - Sputnik International
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According to the prime minister, there are approximately eleven Israelis who were wounded and the two planes have been dispatched in order to bring them back to Israel.

Tel Aviv currently has no confirmation that this terrorist attack was directed at Israelis, however the authorities are trying to clarify things in the intelligence sphere regarding that issue, according to Netanyahu.

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