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Istanbul suicide bomber identified as ISIS member – Turkish interior minister

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View of Galata in Istanbul, Turkey

View of Galata in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: falco (Pixabay).

The suicide bomber responsible for the attack in Istanbul on Saturday was identified as a Turkish-born man affiliated with the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group, the Turkish interior minister has said.

The bomber was born in 1992 in the southern city of Gaziantep, Efkan Ala told the media on Sunday. He was identified by his DNA as Mehmet Öztürk and had no previous criminal record.

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