Turkish police detain 11 more suspects over airport attack: Report

Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers killed 44 people in a gun and bomb attack at Istanbul`s main airport on Tuesday.

Reuters| Updated: Jul 01, 2016, 13:01 PM IST
Turkish police detain 11 more suspects over airport attack: Report

Istanbul: Turkish police detained 11 foreigners suspected of being members of an Islamic State cell in Istanbul linked to the suicide bombers who staged the attack this week at Istanbul`s main airport, broadcaster Haberturk said on its website on Friday.

The arrests in the dawn raid, by a counter-terror police squad in the Basaksehir district on the European side of the city, brought the number of people detained in the investigation to 24, it said.

A police spokesman could not confirm the report, which was also carried by other media.

Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers killed 44 people in a gun and bomb attack at Istanbul`s main airport on Tuesday, the deadliest in a string of attacks in Turkey this year. The suspected suicide bombers were Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals, a Turkish government official said on Thursday.