Turkey Detains 13 Suspects over Istanbul Airport Attack

World » SOUTHEAST EUROPE | June 30, 2016, Thursday // 13:26| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Turkey Detains 13 Suspects over Istanbul Airport Attack Turkish police block the road after an suicide bomb attack at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, 28 June 2016. Photo: EPA

Turkish authorities detained on Thursday thirteen suspects over Tuesday's terrorist attack at the Istanbul Ataturk airport which claimed the lives of at least 42 people and left hundreds other injured.

The suspects, among whom are three foreign nationals, were detained during simultaneous raids at sixteen different addresses across Istanbul. Another three suspects are still being searched for.

On Tuesday evening, three suicide bombers opened fire with automatic rifles before blowing themselves up at the arrivals section of terminal 2.

There were ten foreign nationals among the victims, three of whom had dual Turkish citizenship, Anadolu Agency informs.

A total of 109 out of the more than 230 people, who sustained injuries in the attack, have been discharged from hospitals in Istanbul.

On Wednesday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that according to preliminary reports Islamic State (IS) was responsible for the attack.

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