Suicide bombers attack Istanbul's Ataturk airport
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Yesterday, three individuals committed a suicide attack onin , .
The attack started with the three individuals shooting weapons near the terminal entrance. After police started to return fire the individuals blew themselves up.
41 people were killed in the attack, and at least another 239 injured, according to officials. Those killed include nationals of several countries, includingand .
While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, the Turkish Prime Minister,, stated current details point towards the (IS) militant group as the culprits. This group has previously been blamed for a number of attacks in Turkey since last July.
Thereported IS have been targeting Turkey as being too connected to the West through , as well as seeing its government as not being enough.
The attacks have led to concerns for the Turkish tourism sector, considered important to the country's economy.
Presidentof the and President of both condemned the attack. Russia also announced it had lifted trade and travel restrictions which had been in place since Turkey shot down a Russian fighter Jet last November.
Today has been declared a day of national mourning in Turkey.
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- Ayla Jean Yackley, Humeyra Pamuk. "Islamic State prime suspect after suicide bombers kill 41 at Istanbul airport" — , June 29, 2016
- "Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: Deaths rise to 41 as Turkey mourns" — , June 29, 2016