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Istanbul Airport Terror Attack Death Toll Rises to 41

According to a statement issued by the regional governor’s office Istanbul

The death toll in Tuesday's terror attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport has risen to 41. 10 foreign nationals and three others with dual Turkish citizenship were among the 41 people who were killed in the attack . A total of 109 injured people out of 239 have been discharged from hospitals in Turkey's most populous city, the statement added. The Turkish prime ministry announced a one-day national mourning was declared in the aftermath of the Istanbul airport attack . Turkey will host its flags at half-mast across the country and in Turkish foreign representatives around the world, the prime ministry said in the statement. According to Governor of Istanbul Vasip Sahin, three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance of Ataturk international airport . Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said early signs suggested the so-called Islamic State was behind the attack . He calls the suicide blast at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul a "heinous planned attack ". Recent bombings have been linked to either IS or Kurdish separatists. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the attack during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan "shows that terrorism strikes with no regard to faith and values." Calling on the international community to take a firm stand against terrorism, he said"Turkey has the power, determination and capacity to continue the fight against terrorism until the end."

Condemnations from Pakistan

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned suicide blasts at Ataturk Airport Istanbul in which several innocent people have lost their lives. In a message, he extends heartfelt condolences to the Turkish government and people on the loss of precious lives. Prime Minister condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. President Mamnoon Hussain says people of Pakistan stand by the people of Turkey in this hour of sorrow. Islamic countries should join hands to confront the menace of terrorism.

Foreign Office Statement

Pakistan has denounced the terrorist attack at Ataturk airport in Istanbul . Foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria says Pakistan offers condolences to the bereaved families and to the brotherly people and government of Turkey at this hour of grief.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned terrorist attack at Istanbul 's Ataturk International Airport . He expressed his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Turkey. Leaders from around the world expressed sadness and anger Wednesday, following the overnight terror attack on Turkey’s main airport in Istanbul .

“Peace in Balochistan has been restored due to the sacrifices of civilian and military Law Enforcement Agencies”: PM

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned attack on FC personnel in Quetta today in which security personnel lost their lives. In a statement, he said these attacks are signs of frustration of the smoking out terrorists. The Prime Minister said that those who subscribe to terrorists and extremists' ideology will find no place to hide on our motherland. He said peace in Balochistan has been restored due to the sacrifices of civilian and military Law Enforcement Agencies and we will make it sure that their sacrifices do not go in vain.

Nawaz Sharif also directed to extend best medical treatment to those critically injured during the attack . He also prayed for eternal peace for the departed souls and strength to the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has also condemned terrorist attack on FC officials and commiserated with the bereaved families. Earlier Four Frontier Corps personnel were martyred in indiscriminate firing by unknown terrorists on their mobile on Double Road in Quetta on Wednesday evening.


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