Update: Istanbul Ramadan Rampage Leaves 42 Dead, 239 Wounded

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Tuesday’s multiple suicide bombings in Istanbul’s Ataturk airport have proven to be the bloodiest attack this year by Islamic jihadists on Turkish soil, leaving 42 dead of at least ten different nationalities and another 239 injured. New revelations suggest that the first of the three suicide bombers acted as a sort of “battering ram” for the other two, blowing himself up outside the terminal and creating chaos that has enabled the other two bombers to enter. A second bomber blew himself up in the departures area, while the third detonated his explosives in the arrivals hall. Police are also reporting that besides the bombers, at least four other people were directly involved in the attacks. One of the four—a woman—was arrested Wednesday night. Analysts have leveled sharp criticism at Turkish security, alleging that authorities had prior warning some 20 days before the attack warning that Ataturk Airport—Europe’s third largest airport—was on the short list of Islamic State terror targets for an imminent attack. “There is an attempt to turn our security forces into guilty parties, but they will not succeed in their efforts because this nation knows full well who is who,” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in response