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Bulgaria arrests 5 for suspected complicity with Istanbul blast

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Bulgaria arrests 5 for suspected complicity with Istanbul blast

Sofia, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Bulgaria on Saturday busted five people for suspected complicity in a terror attack that killed six people in Istanbul, Türkiye, last week, local media reported.

Three Moldavian nationals and two Arabs of unspecified nationality will be kept in custody for 72 hours, state-run news agency BTA reported, citing Siika Mileva, a spokesperson for the chief prosecutor.

The Bulgarian prosecutor’s office claimed, in separate statements, the defendants allegedly helped one of the suspects involved in the explosion to escape.

Türkiye´s security forces recently confirmed the arrest of 21 people, 17 of whom are being prosecuted, for their alleged links to the violent incident, considered a terrorist attack.

Among those arrested is a woman, who intelligence services blame for the bombing in Istanbul.

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