Friday, July 1, 2016

2 Istanbul Airport Bombers Have Been Identified

USA Today: Reports: 2 Istanbul airport bombers identified

Two of the suicide bombers who attacked Istanbul’s main airport earlier this week have been identified by Turkish authorities, according to the local media, while U.S. officials have named the mastermind of the operation.

The state-run Anadolu Agency reported Friday that the Bakirkoy Public Prosecutor’s office established the identity of two of the suspects as foreign nationals Rakim Bulgarov and Vadim Osmanov. Officials are still trying to determine the name of the third killer.

Osmanov was identified from a passport photocopy given to a property agent in Istanbul's Fatih district, the Daily Sabah newspaper reported.

Authorities imposed a temporary news blackout within Turkey on Friday on information concerning the investigation, the Associated Press reported.

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More News On 2 Istanbul Airport Bombers Being Identified

Two of three terrorists in Istanbul airport attack identified -- Anadolu Agency
Istanbul airport terror attack: Alleged planner identified -- CNN
U.S. congressman: Chechen extremist behind Istanbul attack -- L.A. Times
One-armed Chechen warlord named as Istanbul attack mastermind -- New York Post

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