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More Arrests Made in Relation to Istanbul Ataturk Airport Bombings | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Turkish police continue to arrest people involved in the suicide bombings on Ataturk international airport. They arrested 11 people yesterday in raids on a number of houses, and all those arrested were foreign nationals.

Turkish anti-terror police carried out a raid in the famous Bucak area of Istanbul. They stormed an apartment that was being rented by Russian citizens and arrested 11 people who were inside. All of those arrested were foreign nationals and some were Russian. This brings the number of those arrested in relation to the Ataturk Airport bombings to 24 people. The suicide bombings that took place at Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Tuesday evening killed 43 people of different nationalities and injured about 250 others.

Meanwhile, investigators in the Bakirkoy district of Istanbul have identified the identities of two of the suicide bombers involved in the bombings at Ataturk Airport. Security sources said that the two suicide bombers were called Rakim Bulgarov and Vadim Osmanov, and that the investigation to identify the third suicide bomber continues.

Turkish sources said that Osmanov’s identity was verified through a photocopy of his passport that he had previously provided to an estate agent so that he could rent a house in Istanbul’s Fatih district.