UPDATE: US says 2 Americans killed in Istanbul bombing

Mar 19, 2016 6:44 PM

The White House says two Americans were among those killed in a suicide attack in Istanbul. Their identities were not released.

Ned Price, a spokesman for the National Security Council, in a statement Saturday condemned the "heinous attack" and said the U.S. remains steadfast in support of Turkey, its NATO ally.

He says the U.S. remains in close touch with Turkish authorities. He offered thoughts and prayers to the families of those who were killed or wounded.

Price says these repeated acts of terrorism in Turkey must come to an end.

Two Israelis and one Iranian citizen were also killed in Saturday's attack on Istanbul's main pedestrian shopping street.

It was the sixth suicide bombing in Turkey in the past year.


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