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Istanbul airport attack: Turkey says bombers were from Russia and central Asia
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Istanbul airport attack: Turkey says bombers were from Russia and central Asia

by firstsource newsJune 30, 2016

Announcement follows dawn raids on suspected Isis cells in Istanbul, where 16 people were detained, and Izmir

Three foreign nationals – a Russian, an Uzbek and a Kyrgyz – carried out the shooting and triple suicide bombing at Atatürk airport in Istanbul, Turkish officials have said, but questions remain over security shortcomings that allowed the attackers to breach several control points and kill 43 people.

The announcement, made to western and Turkish news agencies, came as Turkish police carried out raids against suspected cells in Istanbul and the Aegean coastal city of Izmir, arresting a further three foreign nationals.

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