Turkey declares national mourning Wednesday over Istanbul attack

Workers repair the damaged parts of the terminal building at Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, following Wednesday's (June 28) blast on June 29, 2016.
Workers repair the damaged parts of the terminal building at Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, following Wednesday's (June 28) blast on June 29, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

ANKARA (AFP) - Turkey declared Wednesday (June 29) a day of national mourning over a deadly attack at Istanbul's international airport blamed by the government on Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.

The government has ordered flags at half-staff. Turkey declared three days of national mourning after a twin sucide bombing killed over 100 people in the Turkish capital Ankara in October last year, again blamed on the ISIS group.