In Turkey mourn dozens of people killed at the airport Ataturk in Istanbul. Investigators are looking for answers on who was behind the attack on one of the busiest transit hubs in Europe.
Three terrorists rushed to the airport Tuesday night, opened fire and blew himself, the attack killed 42 people.
The attackers arrived in the Turkish airport, armed with rifles and vests with explosives, the two opened fire and detonated bombs at the international terminal building. The third died in the Parking lot, where he blew himself up and frightened travellers, the remains of bodies were scattered in all directions.
The attack is reminiscent of the double explosions at the main airport in Brussels in March. As the attack in Brussels, the terrorists took a taxi to the airport. After the attack, police interviewed the taxi driver who drove the terrorists to the airport of Istanbul and released him, according to Turkish state news Agency Anadolu.
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip erdoд?an announced that the attack "will not be able to split our country." Officials blame the attacks by the ISIS terrorist group, which is based in neighboring Syria. Killing dozens of civilians, including women and children, erdoд?an said that the terrorists are not true Muslims.
At the time, ISIS claimed responsibility for a double suicide blast at the main airport in Brussels, in March. Then killed at least 10 people.
Most of the victims in the attack were Turks. But there are foreign citizens, it is 6 Saudis, 2 Iraqis, 1 Chinese, one Iranian, 1 Ukrainian, one Jordanian and one person from Uzbekistan, the Turkish official said. 3 foreigners had dual Turkish citizenship. 239 people were injured, most of them remained in hospital, officials said.
This year in Turkey there were 8 terrorist attack. At least 140 people were killed. The airport resumed flights on Wednesday morning. Several shops inside the airport remained closed, but the terminal where the attack occurred was opened.
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