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Istanbul attack: World leaders condemn Turkey suicide bombings

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 June 2016, 10:07 IST

Leaders from different parts of the world condemned the terror attacks on Istanbul's Ataturk International airport in Turkey. Leaders also expressed sympathies for the victims and their families.

The suicide attack on Tuesday night killed at least 36 people and injured innumerable others in three blasts at the terminal entrance of the international airport.

The Republican US presidential nominee, Donald Trump said the attack was "so sad". "Yet another terrorist attack, this time in Turkey. Will the world ever realize what is going on?" he tweeted.

Indian Prime Minister also shared his thoughts on the deadly attack:

The Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, called to "deepen US cooperation" with allies in the Middle East and Europe to fight terrorism. Clinton issued a statement, "Terrorists have struck again in the heart of one of our NATO allies-and all Americans stand united with the people of Turkey against this campaign of hatred and violence."

"Today's attack in Istanbul only strengthens our resolve to defeat the forces of terrorism and radical jihadism around the world. And it reminds us that the United States cannot retreat," she added in the statement.

The British Ambassador to Turkey, Richard Moore, said he is following the development and has been in touch with the Turkish government. He said he was very "concerned" at reports of the suicide blasts.

The Queen of Jordan, Rania Al-Abdullah, shared her reactions, "More innocent lives lost, more families torn apart... Our prayers for all." (sic)

UK Prime Minister David Cameron also condemned the attack.

First published: 29 June 2016, 10:07 IST