Srinagar, Nov 14: At least eight people were killed while 81 were injured after an explosion struck Istanbul’s Istiklal Avenue on Monday, officials said.
According to the Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, fifty of the injured were released from hospitals, while five are in intensive care units, he said.
He also said that two among the injured were in a critical conditon.
Soylu said the the person who left the bomb that caused the explosion on Istanbul’s Istiklal Avenue was arrested.
“Our assessment is that the order for the deadly terror attack came from Ayn al-Arab in northern Syria, where the PKK/YPG has its Syrian headquarters,” said Soylu as quoted by Anadolu news agency.
He reiterated that Türkiye will continue with its resolute and rightful war on terror.
“We will retaliate against those who are responsible for this heinous terror attack,” he added.