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Bomber in Saturday’s Istanbul attack came from Syria, says Turkish foreign minister

An offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebel group claimed responsibility for the bombings

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Forensic officials work at the scene of explosions near the Besiktas football club stadium after attacks in Istanbul. Two bombs exploded outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul after fans had gone home Saturday night, causing fatalities.(AP Photo)

One of the bombers in an attack on an Istanbul soccer stadium last weekend had come from Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. The twin attacks in Istanbul on Saturday – involving a car bomb and a separate suicide bomber – killed 44 people, mostly policemen, outside Besiktas soccer stadium, and injured more than 150.

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An offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rebel group claimed responsibility for the bombings. Cavusoglu did not specify which of the two bombers he was referring to.