New Delhi: The Islamic State and Taliban have carried out a series of suicide attacks in the recent years. The attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport is the latest incident which left 41 people dead and over 239 injured. The following is a timeline of some of the deadliest airport attacks carried out in the recent years.
June 26, 2016: The Islamic State targeted the international terminal of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, killing at least 36 people, Turkish officials said.
March 22, 2016: 16 people were killed in two suicide bombings at Brussels airport. The Islamic State claimed the responsibility for the attack.
March 7 2016: Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, carried out a bomb blast at an airport in a central Somali town, wounding three people.
December 28, 2015: A suicide car bomb attack killed at least one and injured 13 at Kabul international airport. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
December 11, 2013: Car bomb exploded in the northern section of the Kabul airport. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast.
February 27, 2012: Nine people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at the gates of Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on the airport saying it was revenge for the burning of Muslim holy books at an American military base.
January 24, 2011: 37 people were killed and 180 wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport.