28 Dead, 60 Injured In Istanbul Airport Explosions


A suicide gun and bomb attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport, one of Europe’s busiest, has killed 28 people and left 60 more injured.

Below is how BBC reports it:

“Three attackers were involved, with one reportedly opening fire with a Kalashnikov as they targeted an entry point to the terminal.

Recent bombings in Turkey have been linked to either Kurdish separatists or the so-called Islamic State group.

This looks like a major co-ordinated assault, the BBC’s Mark Lowen reports.

Ataturk airport was long seen as a vulnerable target, our Turkey correspondent adds, reporting from a plane at the airport.

There are X-ray scanners at the entry to the terminal but security checks for cars are limited.

Flights in and out of the airport were suspended after the attack.

Taxis were used to rush casualties to hospital in the immediate aftermath of the attack.

The Istanbul governor gave the death toll of 28 after first reports of 10 fatalities.”

More details soon.

Written by Olufunke Edidi


































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