Istanbul Bomber Didn't Target Israelis

(Times of Israel) Tamar Pileggi - Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau at the Prime Minister's Office on Sunday said the Islamic State suicide bomber who killed three Israeli tourists in Istanbul last month did not specifically target the group but was aiming at tourism in Turkey in general. The bureau said that Israeli security agencies carried out a month-long investigation into the March 19 blast. The new assessment contradicts an earlier Defense Ministry evaluation that there was "reasonable basis for the belief that the attack was directed at Israelis."

2016-04-25 00:00:00

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