Iran condemns Turkey bomb attacks

TEHRAN, July 28 (MNA) – Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi on Monday condemned Sunday’s terrorist attacks in Istanbul which killed 15 people and wounded around 140.

Two bombs blasted in Istanbul late on Sunday, just hours ahead of a court case over banning the governing AK party.

 

“This terrorist act which killed and wounded many innocent people is regrettable,” Qashqavi said in the statement.

 

Officials said one loud blast brought people into the streets of a busy shopping and eating area, then a larger bomb hidden in a rubbish bin exploded 10 minutes and 50 meters away, tearing through the crowds.

 

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attacks though security services said they had similarities with previous attacks by the Kurdish separatist PKK.

 

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