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The bomb used in Istanbul blast was manufactured online: Soylu

The bomb used in the attack that claimed the lives of six people and left 81 others injured on Nov. 13 in Istanbul was manufactured on social media accounts via an online meeting channel, the Turkish interior minister has informed.

“I may say that the bomb that exploded on the İstiklal Avenue was manufactured live on a social media channel,” Süleyman Soylu said, speaking at a workshop held by his ministry in the southern province of Antalya.

Turkish police arrested Ahlam Albashir, a Syrian woman linked to PKK, who had placed the bomb and left the scene. In days, many PKK members connected with Albashir were detained.

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