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Armenian man injured in Istanbul bomb attack

An ethnic Armenian has been injured in Istanbul blast today. Oksan Khachanyan, 40, was at his workplace, when the bomb blast occurred in the city’s shopping area, editor-in-chief of teh Istanbul based Armenian Jamanak daily Ara Gochunyan told Public Radio of Armenia.

A suicide bomb attack killed at least four people, officials say. Another 36 were injured – 12 foreign nationals – as the bomb went off near a government building on Istiklal Street.

No-one has admitted carrying out the attack, the latest to target Turkey in recent months.

The Turkish government has blamed Kurdish militants for previous attacks and has retaliated against them.

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