Friday 30 September 2016

Seven more suspects arrested over Istanbul airport terror attack

Published 11/07/2016 | 09:16

A total of 37 suspects have been arrested over the airport terror attack
A total of 37 suspects have been arrested over the airport terror attack

Police in Turkey have arrested another seven suspects in connection with the terror attack at Istanbul airport in which 44 people were killed.

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It brings the total number of suspects being held to 37.

Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency, citing judicial sources, said the arrests were made late on Sunday.

The suspects face charges of "being a member of an armed terrorist group" and "assisting pre-meditated homicide".

Their alleged role in the attack was not immediately clear. The report did not give the names or nationalities of the suspects.

Three militants armed with assault rifles and bombs stormed Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on June 28.

No-one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Turkish officials say they believe it was the work of the Islamic State group.

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