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Istanbul Bomber Targeted Israelis

ISIS suicide bomber who targeted a group of Israeli tourists in Istanbul on March 19, 2016 (Photo: screenshot)

On Saturday we reported to you about the suicide bombing in Turkey that left three Israelis dead and dozens of people wounded. Today, The Jerusalem Post reports that the terrorist bomber - who was a member of ISIS - targeted a group of Israelis in the attack:

According to the Turkish media outlet Haberturk, security cameras revealed that the terrorist who perpetrated the attack that killed five people including three Israelis in Istanbul on Saturday followed the group before he detonated himself.

The attack, in which 36 people were wounded, took place on the popular Istiklal pedestrian mall.

Haberturk said police had been examining CCTV footage and that it appeared the suicide bomber had followed the group of Israeli tourists for several kilometers from their hotel, then waiting outside the restaurant where they ate breakfast before blowing himself up as they emerged.

Turkish authorities identified the suicide bomber behind the attack as a member of Islamic State born in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep, Interior Minister Efkan Ala said on Sunday.

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