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    Six citizens of Israel, two Irishmen, one German, an Icelander, and one citizen of the United Arab Emirates were injured in a deadly terrorist attack in Istanbul, the Turkish Health Ministry said in a statement Saturday.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, a suicide bombing ripped through a major shopping street in Istanbul, killing 5 people including the perpetrator. At least 36 people were injured and sent to hospitals, seven of them are in critical condition.

    "Six Israelis, two Irishmen, one German, one Icelander, one Iranian and one citizen of the United Arab Emirates, who fell victims of the terrorist attack, are currently at five hospitals," the statement said.

    According to the Russian Consulate General in Istanbul, there are no Russians among the victims.

    The explosion comes as Turkey is on edge following two recent suicide bomb attacks in the country's capital of Ankara.

    Earlier this week, the German Foreign Ministry said that the German Embassy in Ankara and the Consulate General in Istanbul as well as German schools in both cities had been closed due to the high threat of terrorist attacks.

     

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