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At least eight German tourists were among 10 people killed in yesterday’s suicide bomb attack in Istanbul.

A Syrian national, suspected to be a member of the Islamic State group, carried out the attack in the Sultanahmet district, near the famous Blue Mosque (pictured).

Fifteen people were wounded, many of them also German.

Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said the country was the “top target for all terrorist groups in the region”.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “If you’re in the affected area you should follow the instructions of the local security authorities.”

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, confirmed the deaths of at least eight German nationals.

She said: “International terror chooses different locations for its attacks but the target is always the same: our free life in free societies.

“It is precisely this freedom and our determination together with our international partners to act against these terrorists, that will go on.”