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    Istanbul Airport Terrorist Attack (54)

    The deadly terror attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport are similar to previous attacks perpetrated by Daesh, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan said in a speech on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Tuesday evening, three suicide blasts rocked the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk international airport, leaving at least 41 dead and 239 injured.

    "The despicable attack at Istanbul’s international airport yesterday that killed dozens and injured many more, certainly bears the hallmarks of ISIL’s [Daesh] depravity," Brennan stated at the Council on Foreign Relations.

    Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that three suicide bombers participated in the attack. Initial indications suggest that Daesh is responsible for the terrorist attack, though the investigation is still underway.

    Following the blasts, the Istanbul airport was totally evacuated and closed. Hundreds of flights were canceled. However, Yildirim, who attended the scene of events, said later that the airport had resumed its air traffic in a normal mode. Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot canceled flights to and from Istanbul's Ataturk international airport on Wednesday.

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