Report: All Istanbul attackers foreign nationals from Central Asia

The three attackers at Istanbul's Ataturk airport came from Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and a restive region of southern Russia, Dagestan, the Turkish Dogan news agency reports.

All three areas are predominately Muslim and were once part of the Soviet Union.

Turkish officials could not immediately confirm the report.

Last update: Thu, 30/06/2016 - 12:58
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