A police officer patrols at Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, following yesterday's blast June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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Turkey Thursday detained 13 suspected ISIS extremists over the deadly Istanbul airport attack, as chilling details emerged of how suicide bombers launched their assault.Turkey has been plunged into mourning over the carnage at Ataturk airport, the deadliest yet of several attacks to strike Turkey's biggest city this year.Turkey has suffered a string of deadly attacks in the past year blamed on either ISIS or Kurdish rebels, and the airport attack comes just at the start of the crucial summer tourist season.Turkey has suffered at least five attacks blamed on ISIS extremists, including a blast in Ankara in October that left over 100 dead, the worst in the country's modern history.In January, a bombing in the heart of Istanbul's tourist district, also blamed on ISIS, killed a dozen German visitors.Two months later, three Israelis and an Iranian were killed in another attack attributed to the extremists on the city's main Istiklal shopping street.
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