Istanbul airport carnage blamed on IS leaves 41 dead

Relatives of suicide attack victim Mohammad Eymen Demirci mourn on June 29, 2016 in Istanbul during his funeral a day after a suicide bombing and gun attack targeted Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing 41 peopleTurkey pointed the finger of blame at Islamic State jihadists after suicide bombers armed with automatic rifles attacked Istanbul’s main international airport, killing 41 people, including foreigners. Witnesses described scenes of terror and panic on Tuesday evening as the attackers began shooting indiscriminately and then blew themselves up at the entrance to Ataturk airport, one of Europe’s busiest hubs. The assault, which comes at the start of Turkey’s crucial tourist season, was the latest in a wave of attacks in Istanbul and the capital Ankara blamed either on Islamic State (IS) jihadists or Kurdish rebels.

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