Turkish authorities detain 3 new suspects in connection with Istanbul attack

Istanbul: Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have detained three new suspects in connection with the attack at Istanbul's airport that killed at least 44 people.

Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, Turkey, one day after the attack. Reuters

Turkey's largest airport, Ataturk, one day after the attack. Reuters

Anadolu Agency didn't identify the suspects or specify their nationalities.

It said on Sunday the total number of those detained in relation to the shooting and suicide attack at the airport is now 27. Thirteen suspects, including three foreigners, have been referred to Istanbul's Bakirkoy Court after undergoing
medical checks, according to the report.

Three militants armed with assault rifles and suicide bombs stormed Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on Tuesday night. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Turkish officials say they believe it was the work of the Islamic State group, which is based in neighboring Syria and Iraq and has operatives in Turkey.

Updated Date: Jul 03, 2016 17:48 PM

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