17 suspects to appear in court over Istanbul airport bombing

17 suspects to appear in court over Istanbul airport bombing
# 05 July 2016 08:17 (UTC +04:00)

Baku – APA. 17 suspects were due to appear in a Turkish court on Monday, state media said, in connection with last week's suicide bombing attack on Istanbul's main airport that killed 45 people and wounded 236.

The suspects, 11 of them foreigners, were expected in court after being questioned by police, state-run Anadolu Agency reported. The court will decide whether to jail them pending trial or release them, it said.

Thirteen other suspects, three of them foreigners, were remanded by a court on Sunday pending trial. One of them is Azerbaijani citizen Elchin Bunyadov.

The triple suicide bombing at Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Tuesday, which officials believe to have been carried out by Islamic State, was the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings this year in Turkey. Three bombers opened fire to create panic outside the airport before two of them got inside and blew themselves up. The third militant detonated his explosives outside at the entrance to the international arrivals terminal.

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