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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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