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Date: 12 January 2016 14:37
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 12
There are no Azerbaijani citizens among the victims of the terrorist attack in Istanbul, according to preliminary information, the country's consulate general in Istanbul told Trend Jan.12.
Azerbaijan’s Embassy in Turkey and Consulate General in Istanbul are keeping in touch with law enforcement agencies of Turkey and continue to check whether there are Azerbaijanis among victims of the Jan. 12 explosion in Istanbul.
An explosion occurred in the central square of Istanbul, which caused casualties, the Turkish Milliyet newspaper reported Jan. 12.
It has been reported that the explosion occurred near the central mosque when tourists were passing by.
According to some Turkish media, the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber, but there are no official statements about the incident.
Ten people were killed in the explosion according to preliminary reports, said the Turkish media. Citizenship of the blast victims has not yet been established. There are police officers among the wounded.
The work of subway stations in the city was suspended, after the explosion. Police fears a second explosion.
The cause of the explosion is a terrorist attack, according to the Turkish Haber7 newspaper. It is reported that a suicide bomber blew himself up near the foreign tourists.
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