Bodies of German tourists killed in Istanbul returned home

Bodies of German tourists killed in DAESH terror attack in Istanbul have returned home

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

People carry the funerals of 10 Germans, who have lost their lives in DAESH terror attack, to a cargo plane belonging to German Air Force, at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, in Istanbul, Turkey on January 16, 2016.

The bodies of 10 German tourists killed in DAESH terror attack in Turkey’s Istanbul were returned to Germany on Saturday.

The remains were ferried from the forensics building where they had been kept to the Ataturk International Airport accompanied by a police escort before being flown by a German Air Force cargo aircraft to Germany.

Ten Germans were killed by a suicide bomber as they toured in Fatih District of Istanbul on Tuesday.

Security forces have arrested dozens of people across Turkey, including three Russian nationals, for alleged links to DAESH since the bombing.

Turkey has suffered a rash of recent attacks - from ultra-left groups and DAESH – as well as a renewed terror campaign in the country’s southeast by the PKK terror organization.