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Media: Istanbul airport bombers were Russian, Kyrgyz, Uzbek

June 30, 14:30 UTC+3 ANKARA
Police in Istanbul earlier on Thursday detained 13 people, three of them foreigners, in connection with Tuesday's attack on the airport, which left 42 people killed and 239 injured
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ANKARA, June 30. /TASS/. - The three suicide bombers who carried out a terrorist attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport were of Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationality, the Turkish Dogan news agency said on Thursday.

The agency said citing security sources that one of the attackers came from the North Caucasus Republic from Dagestan.

Other Turkish media said he was born in the neighboring republic of Chechnya and came to Turkey from Syria.

Police in Istanbul earlier on Thursday detained 13 people, three of them foreigners, in connection with Tuesday's attack on the airport, which left 42 people killed and 239 injured.

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