The Istanbul Governor’s Office reported that 41 people were killed in the suicide bombing attack that occurred at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport. The attack was attributed to the Islamic State. At least 37 of the victims were identified, while more than 230 people were wounded, and 109 were discharged from hospitals.
In a statement from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, our country claimed “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s heinous terrorist attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport in Turkey, which appears to have killed and injured dozens. We remain steadfast in our support for Turkey, our NATO Ally and partner, along with all of our friends and allies around the world, as we continue to confront the threat of terrorism.” The U.S. State Department updated its travel warning for Turkey one day prior to the incident. It was advised that “foreign and U.S. tourists have been explicitly targeted by international and indigenous terrorist organizations.”
The thoughts and condolences of the attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are with the families and friends of this crime.