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    Purported Chechen Suspect in Istanbul Attacks Wanted in Russia - Source

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    One of the suspects in the Istanbul Ataturk Airport attack, said to be a Chechen national, is wanted in Russia for membership in an illegally armed group, a Chechen security source told RIA Novosti on Thursday.

    GROZNY (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow is not aware of Turkey's inquiry regarding one of the Istanbul airport terrorist attack suspects claimed to be from the Chechen Republic.

    "Akhmed Chatayev, born in 1980, has been on the federal wanted list since 2008 for involvement in illegal armed groups," the source said.

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

    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.

    Earlier, a source in the country's security services told Sputnik that two out of three suicide bombers, who had launched attack at the Istanbul airport, were foreigners, while the third was a Turkish national.

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