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Istanbul airport blasts: 41 killed and more than 230 injured; Islamic State prime suspect in attack

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 15:45
Zee Media Bureau

Istanbul: Three suicide bombers struck at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul on Tuesday. 36 people have been confirmed dead with over 100 injured.

Latest Updates

15:45 PM

23 Turkish and 13 foreign nationals among those killed in Istanbul's Ataturk airport terror attack, confirms officials.

14:56 PM

Turkish officials says one Iranian, one Ukrainian among those killed in terror attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport.

14:55 PM

Turkish officials confirm international passengers among those killed in terror attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport.

14:54 PM

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani expresses solidarity with people of Turkey, calls on world leaders to unite in their fight against terrorism.

14:17 PM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemns terror attack in Istanbul, terms it as inhuman and horrific.

13:19 PM

Indian National Congress president Sonia Gandhi condoles terror attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport that killed 36, injured over 145 others.

09:26 AM

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday condemned the attack on Istanbul`s Ataturk international airport.

09:25 AM

Australia condemns Istanbul airport attack. 

"The Australian government condemns what appears to be a coordinated terror attack on the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey on June 28. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the people of Turkey," Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.

09:24 AM

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says the terror attack in Turkey is a reminder that the US can't retreat from this part of the world.

"Today's attack in Istanbul only strengthens our resolve to defeat the forces of terrorism and radical jihadism around the world. And it reminds us that the United States cannot retreat," Clinton says.

08:52 AM

Turkish Air flights to Delhi and Mumbai departed from Istanbul last night as scheduled. Both the flights left Turkey's capital at around 8 pm, says MEA.

Ataturk Airport operations at Istanbul have resumed, but long delays are likely, says MEA.

Many flights are reported to have been diverted to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport.

First Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 15:46
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