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Two killed in Istanbul bomb blast

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ISTANBUL — Two people were killed and eight others injured when an car bomb struck a police vehicle in central Istanbul, Turkish media have reported.

The blast, set off by remote control, occurred during the morning rush hour in the densely populated Vezneciler district.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility.

The area is a commercial hub as well as the location of Istanbul University and is close to key tourist sites like the Grand Bazaar.

Reports said the explosion took place close to the Vezeciler metro station, which is within walking distance of some of the main sights of the historical centre including the Suleymaniye Mosque.

Pictures showed that nearby shops had their front windows smashed out by the force of the blast.

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Nepali worker dies in Malaysia

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DARCHULA –Tara Singh Dhami, 35, of Malikarjun Rural Municipality-3 has died in Malaysia.

Dhami was found dead near a hotel at 4 am on Thursday, Dhami’s family source said. He had gone to Malaysia three years back for foreign employment.

Dhami’s uncle Dharam Singh Dhami said how and in what circumstances Tara died is yet to known.

Tara was the only bread-winner in the family and his death has left the family devastated. Dhami is survived by two sons of 8 and 4 years and a three-year-old daughter.

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