: Istanbul Terror Attack: Death toll rises to 43
Crime18:18 Jun. 30, 2016

Istanbul Terror Attack: Death toll rises to 43

19 foreign citizens are among the victims, according to the Turkish news updates

The death toll in Tuesday's terror attack at Istanbul Ataturk airport has risen to 43.

According to the Turkish Anadolu news agency, the number includes 19 foreign nationals. One of them was Ukrainian.

Two other Ukrainian citizens are still hospitalized.

The number of victims is expected to rise further as about 40 patients remain in intensive care.

Read also Turkey's Deadliest Terror Attacks (Infographics)

A Turkish government official said on Thursday that three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers behind a gun and bomb attack at the airport were Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals. The official gave no further details beyond confirming the attackers' nationalities and declined to be named because details of the investigation have not yet been released.

The pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper said the Russian bomber was from Dagestan, which borders Chechnya. Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper named him as Osman Vadinov and said he had come from Raqqa, the heart of Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria.

The Russian interior ministry said it was checking information about Vadinov.

Based on reporting by Reuters

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