Terrorist attack in Istanbul was committed by citizens of Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan


As reported by Reuters citing an unnamed representative of Turkish authorities, it was confirmed that the attack at the airport in Istanbul was committed by citizens of Russian Federation, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

The agency did not provide any specific evidence for this statement.

3 explosions blasted at the entrance and exit to the parking lot in the international terminal at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport at the evening of June 28th. According to recent data, 42 people were killed in the suicide attack, including 13 foreigners. 239 were wounded. The Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the collected evidence points to the involvement of ISIS in the terrorist attack.

Previously, the newspaper Yeni Safak citing security sources reported that the organizer of a terrorist attack was Ahmed Chataev of Chechen origin, who previously worked for the leader of a criminal organization Caucasus Emirate Doku Umarov, and after his death he joined the ISIS.

In turn, the agency DHA citing a source in the police said that one of the terrorists who committed the terrorist act was a Russian citizen of Chechen origin Osman Vadinov, who arrived in Turkey from Syrian Raqqa.

Source: RIA Novosti