Turkey charges 7 more over Istanbul airport attacks
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Turkey charges 7 more over Istanbul airport attacks

37 foreigners have been arrested for their role in terror attack that killed 47

People stand outside the entrance after a terror attack at Turkey's Ataturk airport in Istanbul, June 28, 2016. (AFP/OZAN KOSE)
People stand outside the entrance after a terror attack at Turkey's Ataturk airport in Istanbul, June 28, 2016. (AFP/OZAN KOSE)

ISTANBUL — Police have arrested seven suspects pending trial in connection with the attack at Istanbul’s airport that killed 47 people and wounded over 200, Turkey’s state-run news agency said Monday.

Those arrests bring the total number of suspects to 37.

Anadolu Agency, citing judicial sources, said the arrests were made late Sunday. The suspects face charges of “being a member of an armed terrorist group” and “assisting premeditated homicide.”

Their alleged role in the attack wasn’t immediately clear. The report didn’t mention the names or nationalities of the suspects, although it has been reported that all were foreigners.

Three terrorists armed with assault rifles and bombs stormed Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on June 28.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Turkish officials say they believe it was the work of the Islamic State group.

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