Tuesday, 28 June 2016

10 dead in suicide attacks at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport

Suicide bombers have killed at least 10 and wounded 40 at Istanbul's Ataturk airport after blowing themselves up as police opened fire, according to Turkish officials. It is understood that a 'terrorist' first opened fire with a Kalashnikov and became involved in a shoot-out with security personnel before blowing himself up.
One eyewitness reported seeing a police officer wrestle the attacker to the ground in the midst of the melee, before the explosion was detonated. Twin blasts that struck at the International Arrivals Terminal at 7.50pm GMT - 9.50pm local time, Daily Mail reports

The first photographs to emerge from the airport show a scene of devastation, with debris and what appear to be ceiling tiles scattered over the taxi ranks outside the airport.

Turkish Airlines is the official airline partner to the Euro 2016 football tournament, being held in France.

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