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Russian Tourists attacked in Istanbul

Monday 25 January 2021

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ANKARA (TASS) — Two Russian tourists injured in a knife attack in Istanbul on Sunday are under the supervision of medics, while the condition of a third one is not alarming, the Russian Consulate General in Istanbul said on Monday.

On its official Facebook page, the diplomatic mission declared:

The Consulate General applied to the law enforcement agencies with a request to supply detailed information about the incident. According to available information, the suspect in the attack has been detained.

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Two injured Russian nationals are under the control of medics with injuries of different degree, the condition of a third national is not alarming. He may be discharged from hospital shortly. The Consulate General continues to closely monitor the situation and the condition of those hospitalized.

Earlier, a security officer from Besiktas neighbourhood told TASS that the incident occurred at 20:20 Moscow time on Sunday. The suspect is a garbage collector who has already been detained for questioning. The motives behind his attack are yet unclear, but Turkish media outlets say that he may be mentally unstable.


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