Istanbul attack: PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi tweet concern

By: | Updated: June 29, 2016 10:25 AM

Istanbul airport attack: At least 36 people have been killed and around 147 injured in a suicide gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport. According to Istanbul Governor, at least three people were involved in the attack at one of Europe's busiest Airports that took place late last evening.

Istanbul airport attack:Istanbul airport attack: A flight’s passengers leave on a bus from Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, early Wednesday, June 29, 2016 following their evacuation after a blast. (AP)

Istanbul airport attack: At least 36 people have been killed and around 147 injured in a suicide gun and bomb attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport. According to Istanbul Governor, at least three people were involved in the attack at one of Europe’s busiest Airports that took place late last evening.

The attackers opened fire at airport guards at the terminal entrance and a shootout erupted before they blew themselves up one by one. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, “According to assessments so far, 36 people have lost their lives along with three suicide bombers. We also have (people who are) wounded. Many of them suffer from minor injuries but few people suffer from serious injuries.”

After the Istanbul airport attack Twitter is flooded with condolences and prayers for Istanbul victims. Here are a few of them:

1.”Missed connecting flight at Istanbul n wer stuck at airport next flight ws next day,but took economy n flew out earlier. #Prayers4istanbul. Ws helped by d kindest staff at Istanbul arport hours ago. Shocking news. Innocents killed 4 religion.V must stand united against terrorism”, tweeted Hrithik Roshan

2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condemned the terror attack in Istanbul, terming it as inhuman and horrific. “Attack in Istanbul is inhuman & horrific. I condemn it strongly. My thoughts are with bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly,” he said in a tweet.

3. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi condemns Istanbul airport attacks, says, ‘Shocked and deeply saddened by news of yet another terror attack in Istanbul. Strongly condemn this cowardly attack on innocents. My prayers are with the families of the victims and the people of Istanbul.’

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