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Relatives of one of the victims of yesterday's blast at Istanbul Ataturk Airport mourn in front of a morgue in Istanbul, Turkey, June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Turkey: ISIS suspected in deadly attack

By: Ayla Jean Yackley and Humeyra Pamuk Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish investigators pored over video footage and witness statements on Wednesday after three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul’s main airport, killing 41 people and wounding 239. The attack on Europe’s third-busiest airport was the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings this year in Turkey, part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State and struggling to contain spillover from neighboring Syria’s war. President Tayyip Erdogan said the attack should serve as a turning point in the global fight against...

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Fence, checkpoints planned between Pakistan and Afghanistan

By: Ayaz Gul Source: VOA News ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – Pakistan plans to fence its long, porous border with Afghanistan after construction of checkpoints at all established crossings is completed, a top government adviser said Tuesday. Tariq Fatemi, a close aide to the prime minister on foreign policy, said in Islamabad that “border management mechanisms” were being implemented not to close the frontier but to facilitate “an orderly and documented” cross-border movement, and to ensure safety and security of the two countries. “For this purpose, we are establishing proper, well-organized and professionally manned check posts,” Fatemi said. “We also intend...

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Paramedics help casualties outside Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, Turkey, following a blast, June 28, 2016.     REUTERS/Ismail Coskun/IHLAS News Agency.

Turkey: 31 dead after suicide attacks at Ataturk Airport

By: Humeyra Pamuk and Daren Butler Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up in the main international airport in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing 31 people and wounding close to 150, officials said. Police fired shots to try to stop two of the attackers just before they reached a security checkpoint at the arrivals hall at Ataturk airport, Europe’s third-busiest, but they detonated their explosives, one of the officials said. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said 31 people were killed and 147 wounded, according to Turkish broadcasters. Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said authorities believed there were three...

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