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Terror attack in Istanbul committed by woman — Turkish vice president

Six people were killed. The number of those injured increased to 81

ANKARA, November 13. /TASS/. The terror attack in Istanbul’s Istiklal Caddesi pedestrian street that killed at least six was committed by a woman, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday.

"It was a woman who detonated the bomb. It indicates a terror attack. As a result, six people were killed. The number of those injured increased to 81. Two of them are in grave condition," he said.

According to Oktay, four people were killed in the blast and two more died in hospital.

"Whoever was behind it, we will get them either inside the country or in any other corner of the world. These people will be taken to Turkey to stand a trial and will be punished," he stressed.

A powerful explosion hit the Istiklal Caddesi, a crowded pedestrian street in Istanbul’s Beyoglu district, at about 16:20 local time. According to official data, six people were killed and 81 more were injured. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that preliminary data indicated that it was a terror attack.

Russia’s consulate general in Istanbul told TASS that Russian nationals had not been hurt in the blast. The Russian embassy offered its condolences.