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American hurt in Istanbul airport attack

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 01:09

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says one American suffered minor injuries in the deadly Istanbul airport attack. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: One American suffered minor injuries in the Istanbul airport attack this week which killed 44 people and injured 256, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Thursday. Turkish officials may have identified the attackers, Johnson said in testimony before a U.S. Senate committee, but his department did not have confirmation of their names or nationalities. He gave no details of the injured American. Johnson said Tuesday's attack bore the "hallmark" of Islamic State militants and that Americans should expect to see more state and federal law enforcement officials at airports, train stations and other transit centers around the country over the July Fourth long holiday weekend. "We will not shortcut aviation security in response to increased travel volume and longer wait times," Johnson told the committee. Johnson also said he has seen foreign militant groups disseminate literature about ways to obtain guns easily under U.S. laws, such as the "gun show loophole," this week. He said he supported "sensible" legislative proposals to tighten gun control such as universal background checks. "Those determined to commit terrorist attacks on our homeland are taking advantage" of the United States' comparatively light gun controls, he told the committee. "So I think it's a matter of homeland security that we address this."

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American hurt in Istanbul airport attack

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 01:09