The attack at the airport in Istanbul, which killed 43 people, staged three suicide bombers c citizenship of Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. This was stated by Turkish officials, Reuters reports.
A spokesman declined to provide other details. He spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity because details of the investigation have not yet been published. He has previously said that investigators are trying to identify the militants in their remains.
On Thursday, Turkish media reported that the attack may be part of the native of Chechnya Osman Badinov. As he wrote Hurryiet, national intelligence organization recorded his arrival to Turkey from Raqqa, which is the unofficial capital of the banned in Russia grouping “Islamic state”.
The newspaper Yeni Safak, citing security sources, reported that at the airport blew themselves natives of Dagestan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
In Russian law enforcement agencies refuted the information about the participation of natives of Chechnya in the attack. “In Chechnya had never lived with a man named Osman Badinov. Moreover, it is not a Chechen name,” — said “Interfax” a source in law enforcement bodies of the North Caucasus Federal district.
Reports that among the terrorists were native of Chechnya, commented the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. “Of course, this kind of information first exchange special service. I don’t know, did you ask for some information, any information, whether Russian is a citizen or not,” he said.
The militants staged the attack in the international terminal of Ataturk airport which is the largest in Turkey, June 28. According to the latest data, the victims of the attack were 43 people. Among them were foreign citizens, including representatives of Ukraine, Iran, Uzbekistan, Tunisia, Jordan, China, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.