Istanbul airport attack: 36 dead, 147 injured after 3 suicide bombers detonate explosives

By: | Updated: June 29, 2016 9:57 AM

Istanbul airport attack: At least 36 people are feared to have been killed and dozens injured in an apparent terror attack at Turkey's biggest airport, officials have claimed. At least 147 people are believed to have been injured while hero taxi drivers ferried wounded people from the terminal.

Istanbul airport attackIstanbul airport attack: A riot police officer stands guard at the entrance of the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Turkey, following a multiple suicide bombing. (Reuters)

Istanbul airport attack: At least 36 people are feared to have been killed and dozens injured in an apparent terror attack at Turkey’s biggest airport, officials have claimed. At least 147 people are believed to have been injured while hero taxi drivers ferried wounded people from the terminal.

Three suicide bombers detonated their explosives at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul after police fired shots at them, it’s reported.

Recent bombings in Turkey have been linked to either IS or Kurdish separatists. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attack should serve as a turning point in the global fight against militant groups.”The bombs that exploded in Istanbul today could have gone off at any airport in any city around the world,” he said.

The US called the attack “heinous”, and said saying America remained “steadfast in our support for Turkey”.

Turkish airports have security checks at both the entrance of terminal buildings and then later before entry to departure gates.

Roads around the airport were sealed off for regular traffic after the attack and several ambulances could be seen driving back and forth. Hundreds of passengers were flooding out of the airport and others were sitting on the grass. Hevin Zini, 12, had just arrived from Duesseldorf, Germany, with her family and was in tears from the shock.

Turkey has suffered several bombings in recent months linked to Kurdish or Islamic State group militants

 

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