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Americans Killed In ISIS Attack

Yesterday, a suicide bombing in Turkey that left several dead and wounded.

We have a big update on that attack, via CNN

Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Ala identified the attacker as Mehmet Ozturk, who was born in 1992 and registered in Gaziantep, a city in southern Turkey, near the Syrian border.

“The evidence at hand shows that he is connected to the Daesh terrorist organization,” said Ala, using another name for ISIS.

“We are still considering with great sensitivity other connections or forces behind this. The fight against terror will continue.”

He said that security forces had said there had been no previous warrants issued for the bomber. Five others had been detained in relation to the attack, he said.

Also, we have more information on the victims.

Two of the four dead were American-Israeli dual citizens, according to an Israeli government source and a U.S. source.

A third Israeli was also killed in the attack, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said, and Iran state media reported that an Iranian was killed.

In addition to the fatalities, 36 people were injured in the blast, Turkish Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu said.

Was the bomber targeting them because they were American or Israeli? Or possibly both?

Stay tuned for updates

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