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Istanbul airport blasts: Shocked, deeply saddened, says Rahul Gandhi

The terror attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport left at least 36 people dead and more than 140 injured.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 29, 2016 10:33:47 am
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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday condemned the terror attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport that left at least 36 people dead and more than 140 injured.

Rahul tweeted on Wednesday that he was deeply saddened by the news.

In his tweet, the Congress V-P said: “Shocked & deeply saddened by news of yet another terror attack in Istanbul. Strongly condemn this cowardly attack on innocents.”

Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport.

The attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport on Tuesday was the latest in such incidents at major airports in recent years.

Watch Video | Istanbul airport bomb attack victim arrives at Istanbul hospital

On March 22, 2016, 16 people were killed in two suicide bombings as bombs ripped through check-in counters at Brussels Airport. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. A subsequent explosion at a Brussels subway station killed 16 more people.

And on March 7 this year, A bomb exploded in a piece of luggage at an airport in a central Somali town, wounding three people. Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the blast.

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