By Amanda Calvo
July 1, 2016

Turkish police have reportedly arrested 11 more people believed to be part of the Islamic State network and connected to Tuesday’s terrorist attacks at Istanbul’s main airport, which left 44 people dead and 238 wounded.

Local media reports cited by Reuters say that the suspects are believed to be members of a local ISIS cell and were apprehended by a counterterrorism police squad in the early hours of Wednesday.

If confirmed, the fresh arrests would bring the total number of suspects detained in the investigation of the triple suicide bombing to 24.

Officials say the attack was perpetrated by three suspected ISIS followers from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan armed with automatic weapons and explosive vests. The attack is one of many that have wreaked havoc on Turkey over the past year.

[Reuters]

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