ISTANBUL (QHA) -

In the course of an antiterrorist operation on July, 1-2 the Istanbul Anti-terrorism branch detained 16 more suspects in the bombing at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport with 11 of them being foreigners. Following a medical examination at a public hospital, all the suspects have been brought before Bakırköy Court.

A little earlier 13 people were detained on suspicion of organizing a terrorist act. Three of them turned out to be foreigners - two Russians and one Azerbaijani.

So far 19 suspects have been detained on suspicion of committing the terrorist act.

The identities of two out of three terrorists who committed the terrorist act in the international terminal of Ataturk Airport have been identified. They are the citizens of the Russian Federation - Rakim Bulgarov and Vadim Osmanov.

Late in the evening on July, 28 three suicide bombers struck the Ataturk Airport. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said all the evidence suggests that ISIL is to blame for the explosion at the Turkish Airport. 239 wounded were taken to a hospital. 44 people were killed with 19 of them being foreigners. According to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, a Ukrainian woman Larisa Tsepakova was also killed in the terrorist attack at the Istanbul airport. Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin expressed condolences to the relatives of the deceased compatriot.

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