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At Least 10 Dead After Suspected Suicide Bombing In Istanbul

Officials claim the suspect was a Syrian and believe it was an act of terrorism but haven't said if they suspect a terror group was involved.

By Ben Lawson | January 12, 2016

At least 10 people are dead after officials say a suicide bomber set off a blast Tuesday in Istanbul, Turkey.

The attack was in an area popular among tourists. Fifteen others were also injured. Officials say a suspect in the attack was a Syrian national born in 1988.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed the attack on terrorist groups in the region but didn't call out a specific group. (Video via France 24)

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Most of the victims were reportedly foreign tourists, including six from Germany, one from Norway and one from Peru.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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