ISTANBUL (Armradio) — An ethnic Armenian has been injured in Istanbul blast today. Oksan Khachanian, 40, was at his workplace, when the bomb blast occurred in the city’s shopping area, editor-in-chief of the Istanbul based Armenian Jamanak daily Ara Kochunian told Public Radio of Armenia.

A suicide bomb attack killed at least five people, officials say. Another 36 were injured – 12 foreign nationals – as the bomb went off near a government building on Istiklal Street.

The White House said two Americans were among five people killed . Two Israelis and an Iranian were also killed in the attack, which wounded at least 36 people.

This was the fourth suicide bombing in Turkey this year. No-one has admitted carrying out the attack,

The Turkish government has blamed Kurdish militants for previous attacks and has retaliated against them.

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