Turkish Police Detain 13 Suspects In Istanbul Airport Attack

Turkish Police Detain 13 Suspects In Istanbul Airport Attack

Turkish police have detained 13 people in Istanbul, including three foreigners, in connection with the triple suicide bombing at Istanbul's main airport which killed 42 people, a

Turkish official said on Thursday (June 30).

Police conducted simultaneous raids on 16 places in Istanbul, the official told Reuters.

Nine people were detained in the coastal city of Izmir, said a Turkish official cited by CNN.

The official said the attackers who carried out the suicide bombings at the Istanbul airport on Tuesday (June 28) were from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Russia.

Video released by Turkey's privately-owned Dogan News Agency showed heavily armed police operating around an apartment building in the city that day. Some suspects were also taken to an Istanbul hospital, according to the video.

The gun and bomb attack on Ataturk airport, Europe's third busiest flight hub, was the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings in Turkey this year. The health ministry has said 239 people were wounded in the attack.

Turkey is part of a U.S.-led military coalition against Isis and home to around three million refugees from the five-year civil war in neighboring Syria.

Turkey has pointed the finger at Isis, although no group has claimed responsibility.