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Istanbul terrorist attack kills 36 people

June 29, 3:35 UTC+3
Members of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia) could be the perpetrators of the Istanbul airport attack, Turkish Prime Minister said.
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ANKARA, June 29. /TASS/. The Istanbul airport attack has left 36 people dead, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim who has arrived at the explosion site said on Wednesday.

"Today (on Tuesday - TASS) at around 21:22 explosions occurred at the Ataturk international airport. According to the latest data, 36 people have died. Many people were injured. They were taken to various hospitals," he said. According to the prime minster, "the majority sustained minor injuries, but some are severely injured."

Yildirim also noted that foreigners could be among the victims. "Our citizens have been affected, but, probably, there are foreigners among those injured as well," he said.

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag earlier said that 147 people were injured in the blasts.

Members of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia) could be the perpetrators of the Istanbul airport attack, Turkish Prime Minister said.

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