Two IS suspects held at Istanbul airport after bombing and gun attack

Two IS suspects held at Istanbul airport after bombing and gun attack

Two suspected Islamic State operatives are reported to have been detained at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, the scene of last week's deadly triple suicide bombing and gun attack.

The private Dogan news agency said on Monday that the two suspects come from the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan, identifying them by their initials FMI and KV. They were detained on Sunday.

According to the report, Turkish police found military camouflage outfits and thermal binoculars, in addition to two passports issued under different names in their suitcases. The report did not specify if the pair were leaving or arriving in Turkey.

Three militants armed with assault rifles and suicide bombs stormed Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on June 28. At least 44 people were killed and 230 others injured.

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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