Two Istanbul airport suicide bombers identified
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Two Istanbul airport suicide bombers identified

Terrorists in attack that killed 44, wounded 239 identified as Russian citizens Rakim Bulgarov and Vadim Osmanov

News Service Yeni Şafak
Two of the three terrorists that blew themselves up at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport have been identified as Rakim Bulgarov and Vadim Osmanov, having Russian passports.

According to intelligence reports, Ahmet Chatayev, a Chechen terrorist, is thought to be the planner of the attack.

Chatayev had been working for Dokko Umarov, founder of the Chechen Islamic Emirates. He joined Daesh in 2013, after the death of Umarov.

The three terrorists entered Turkey on May 25 and rented an apartment on a street near the Historia shopping mall.

The terrorists prepared the attack in a rental house in Horhor Street of Istanbul's Aksaray neighborhood of Fatih district, according to the reports.

Police found out from surveillance camera footage that the terrorists took a taxi from the shopping mall to reach theairport on the day of the attack.

A terrorist with a black coat drew the attention of a police officer, who asked him for his identity card . The terrorist opened fire on police officer Ahmet Berker. Police then opened fire on the terrorists, while one of them blew himself up and the others started firing with Kalashnikovs.

Police found two Kalashnikovs, two guns and improvised bombs at the scene.

The most recent attack hit Istanbul's Atatürk Airport as three suicide bombers detonated themselves at different points, killing 44 people and wounding 239 others.




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