Istanbul: Bomb attackers 'from Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan'
July 1, Istanbul: Turkish government has said the three suicide bombers in the deadly gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's international airport were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
According to a government official, Forensics teams had been struggling to identify the bombers from their limited remains. The official gave no further details beyond confirming the attackers' nationalities and declined to be named because details of the investigation have not yet been released.
The three bombers opened fire to create panic outside, before two of them got inside the terminal building and blew themselves up. The third detonated his explosives at the entrance. At least 43 people, including 19 foreigners, were killed, and further 239 others were wounded.
Turkish police also rounded up 13 suspects over the airport attack, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.
Police carried out simultaneous raids at 16 addresses in Istanbul on Tuesday night, Anadolu reported, adding that three of the suspects were foreigners, reports said..
The raids against suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) cells were launched in Istanbul and the Aegean coastal city of Izmir.
The Oslo Times International News Network