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Two of Istanbul Airport Suicide Bombers Named as Russian Nationals Rakim Bulgarov and Vadim Osmanov
July 1, 2016
Two Istanbul airport attackers named,
Prosecution source identifies Rakim Bulgarov, Vadim Osmanov as two of trio of suicide bombers
By Melike Gallenkus
Anadolu News, July 1, 2016
Two of the suicide bombers who attacked Istanbul’s main airport this week were named by a source close to the investigation on Friday.
The men and another terrorist who killed himself were previously identified as foreign nationals from Russia’s Dagestan region, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
A prosecution source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media, named the pair as Rakim Bulgarov and Vadim Osmanov. The source did not give any information on either man’s nationality.
Tuesday night’s attack saw three terrorists open fire at the international terminal of Ataturk International Airport before detonating explosives, killing 44 people and injuring more than 200.
Osmanov was identified from a passport photocopy given to a property agent in Istanbul’s Fatih district, the source said.
On Friday, Istanbul governor’s office said 24 suspects including 15 foreigners had been detained in connection with the attack.
Turkey, Russia to cooperate on anti-terrorism: Lavrov
A joint anti-terrorism committee is set to be reactivated between Turkey and Russia, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says
By Elena Teslova, Emre Gurkan Abay and Yildiz Aktas
Anadolu News, July 1, 2016
Turkey and Russia are set to cooperate in the fight against
terrorism, as the two countries are in the process of normalizing
relations following months of strained ties, Russian Foreign Minister
Sergey Lavrov said on Friday.
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