Canada condemns suicide attack at Istanbul airport that killed 36

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Justin TrudeauThe Canadian Press
Ottawa: Canada is condemning the suicide bombing attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport that killed at least 36 people and wounded many others.

Officials in Turkey are blaming the attack on three suspected Islamic State bombers.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that Canada “strongly comdemns tonight’s deadly attack in Turkey.”

Trudeau added that his “thoughts and prayers” are with the victims as “we stand with our allies against terrorism.”

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion also issued a statement strongly condemning the “appalling” attack.

Dion offered condolences to the family and friends of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded.

“We stand with the Turkish people as they deal with this most recent and appalling terror attack,” Dion said. “We reaffirm our commitment to work tirelessly in the fight against terrorism.”