Istanbul Airport Bombing: Death Toll Rises To 41

The death toll for a triple suicide bombing, at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, in Turkey, has risen to 41, with a further 239 people injured.

The death toll for an attack, by three suicide bombers, on Ataturk international airport, in the Turkish city of Istanbul, has risen to 41 people, from an earlier count of 36, according to Istanbul’s governor.

Another 239 people were injured, of whom more than 100 have already been discharged from hospital.

He says 13 of the dead were foreign nationals, including three with dual nationality. At least one Ukrainian person and one Iranian person were among the dead.

A Turkish official listed the foreign casualties as being five from Saudi Arabia, two from Iraq, and one from China, Jordan, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Iran and Ukraine.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far, with Turkey suffering overlapping insurgencies and attacks from both Islamic State and Kurdish militants in recent months. Authorities currently suspect Islamic State of carrying out the attack.

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