Turkey Jails Seven More Suspects in Istanbul Airport Attack

atttA Turkish court has jailed seven suspects pending trial on terrorism charges over last month’s triple suicide bombing at Istanbul’s main airport, bringing the number in custody to 37.

The attack at Ataturk Airport killed 45 people and wounded hundreds, the deadliest in a series of bombings this year in Turkey.

The seven suspects were detained on charges of “membership of an armed terrorist group” and being accomplices to murder,  all seven were foreign nationals.

One government official has said the attackers were Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals.

Media reports have said at least 11 of those detained were Russian.

In the June 28 airport attack, three bombers opened fire to create panic outside the airport before two of them got inside and blew themselves up. The third militant detonated his explosives outside at the entrance to the international arrivals terminal in İstanbul

 

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