AP: Turkish state media say 13 suspects detained over airport attack

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At least 13 people have been detained in the Istanbul airport attack

Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained 13 people in connection to the deadly airport attack. Anadolu Agency says the three foreign nationals are among the group of suspects detained in Istanbul on Thursday.

Anadolu said police conducted simultaneous raids at 16 locations in the city, Anadolu said. Tuesday's gunfire and suicide bomb attack on Ataturk Airport killed 42 people and wounded more than 230 others.
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At least 30 people were killed in Tuesday's attack.

Police say they found three hunting rifles and documents relating to the Islamic State group, the prime suspect for the attack on Istanbul's International Ataturk Airport.

The report says the suspects were in contact with IS militants in Syria and were engaged in "activities that were in line with the organization's aims and interests," including providing financial sources, recruits and logistical support.
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Passengers land in Houston from Istanbul, Chauncy Glover reports.

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