Turkey: 6 more detained over airport attack

2016-07-08 18:28
Family members of victims cry outside Bakirkoy State Hospital in Istanbul. (File, Omer Kuscu, AP)

Family members of victims cry outside Bakirkoy State Hospital in Istanbul. (File, Omer Kuscu, AP)

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Ankara - Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained six more suspects in connection with the attack at Istanbul's airport that killed at least 44 people.

Anadolu Agency said Friday the suspects were detained in simultaneous raids in the city a day earlier. All six were foreign nationals, the agency said without specifying their nationalities.

Anadolu said one of the suspects had been in contact with the suicide bombers while the five others "acted jointly" with him or her.

Authorities have arrested 30 other suspects since the attack, including 14 foreign nationals.

Three militants armed with assault rifles and suicide bombs stormed Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on June 28.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Turkish officials say they believe it was the work of the Islamic State group.

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