Sonia, Rahul condole Istanbul airport attack

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New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have condoled the terror attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport that killed 36 people and injured over 145 others.

“My hearts go out to the families of those who have been killed. Our prayers are with those who have been wounded. This is a devastating attack and it is heartbreaking to learn about the damage done,” Sonia Gandhi said in a statement released here on Wednesday.

“It is one that is particularly painful for the people of Turkey, who have faced series of attacks from militants and terrorists this year,” she added.

“We feel enormous solidarity and grief on behalf of the families that have been affected,”Sonia said, adding “human spirit and resolve will never be deterred by such cowardly attempts.”

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Rahul Gandhi also expressed his solidarity with the affected.

“Shocked and deeply saddened by news of yet another terror attack in Istanbul. Strongly condemn this cowardly attack on innocents,” he tweeted.

“My prayers are with the families of the victims and the people of Istanbul,” he added.

The attack took place on Tuesday evening when three militants opened fire and later exploded their suicide vests.



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