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Suicide Bombers, Car Explosions: Turkey's Recent History of Violence



    Ataturk Airport in Turkey

    The deadly attack on Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday was just the latest in the last year, with bombs ripping through central Istanbul’s tourist areas and in the capital, Ankara. Kurdish militants were blamed for some of the attacks and the Islamic State for others. Here is a list of recent attacks:

    June 7, 2016: Explosives were detonated in a parked car in a central Instabul tourist district on June 7, killing 11 people and wounding others. The bomb exploded as a police shuttle bus drove through an historic district during rush hour and police officers were among those killed.

    March 19, 2016: A suicide bomber killed four people, including two Americans, on a street in Istanbul. The Islamic State was responsible, according to Turkey.

    March 13, 2016: More than 30 people were killed when a car blew up in a square in Ankara. A Kurdish militant group claimed it had carried out that attack.

    Feb. 17, 2016: An explosion in Ankara targeted a military convoy at a traffic light. Twenty-eight soldiers were killed and 60 others were wounded. A Kurdish militant group took responsibility.

    Jan. 12, 2016: A member of ISIS from Syria detonated a suicide bomb in Istanbul’s historic district, outside the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, a former Byzantine church and Ottoman mosque that is now a museum, authorities said. The bomb killed at least 10 tourists including a group of Germans.

    Dec. 23, 2015: A cleaner was killed in an overnight explosion at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport. Kurdish militants later claimed they had carried out a mortar attack.

    Oct. 10, 2015: Suicide bombers hit a peace rally in Ankara. At least 95 people were killed. Kurds and leftists were marching to protest the renewal of armed conflict between Turkey and Kurdish militants.