ANKARA (Sputnik) — A suicide blast ripped through a major tourist shopping street in Istanbul, killing five people including the attacker, and injuring at least 36 people.
"The majority of those killed in the terror attack were foreigners. The investigation continues and the case will be solved very soon," Davutoglu said in a statement published on his website.
Earlier reports indicated that the blast wounded six Israelis, two Irishmen, one German, one Icelander, one Iranian and one citizen of the United Arab Emirates.
The attack came less than a week after a suicide bombing in Ankara killed 37 people. Last month’s bombing of a military convoy in the Turkish capital killed 28 people.
The attacks were claimed by Kurdish militias who said they were in response to Ankara’s security operations in the Kurdish-dominated southeast.