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At Least 41 Dead In Suicide Attacks At Istanbul Airport

At least 41 people were killed and scores more wounded in a suicide attack on Istanbul’s main international airport late on June 28. Turkish officials say three suicide bombers arrived at Istanbul's Ataturk airport by taxi and blew themselves up at the entrance near the security check-in area after an exchange of gunfire with police. With similarities to the Brussels airport bombings in March, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said initial indications are the Islamic State extremist group was responsible.

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Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (center) leaves after a press conference at the airport following the attacks. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)
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Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (center) leaves after a press conference at the airport following the attacks. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)

Relatives of the victims mourn in front of a morgue in Istanbul.
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Relatives of the victims mourn in front of a morgue in Istanbul.

Sacide Bugda (center), mother of Abdulhekim Bugda, who was one of the victims of the attacks, is comforted by relatives at a morgue in Istanbul. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)
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Sacide Bugda (center), mother of Abdulhekim Bugda, who was one of the victims of the attacks, is comforted by relatives at a morgue in Istanbul. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

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