17 more charged over Istanbul airport attack

Turkish special force police officers stand guard near the explosion site at Ataturk Airport International terminal, on July 1, 2016, three days after a suicide attack targeting the airport killed 45 peopleSeventeen people including 11 Russians have been charged over the Istanbul airport attack, Dogan news agency reported on Tuesday, bringing to 30 the total number charged over the suicide assault. Ankara says the Islamic State group is behind the June 28 gun and bomb attack at Ataturk international airport, which left 45 people dead including 19 foreigners. Thirteen suspects had already been charged Sunday in connection with the worst of several attacks to hit Turkey’s biggest city this year.

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