28 killed, over 100 injured in explosions at Istanbul airport

By June 29, 2016 0 Comments


ISTANBUL: Multiple explosions rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk airport in Turkey Tuesday night, killing at least 28 people and wounding over 100 others.
Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin said that three suicide bombers carried out the attack. Officials had previously said one or two attackers had blown themselves up at the entrance to the international terminal at the airport after police fired at them.
Another official said attackers detonated explosives at the entrance of the international terminal after police fired at them, before entering the x-ray security check at the airport entrance.
Islamic State group is being suspected behind the blasts.
Turkish airports have security checks at both at the entrance of terminal buildings and then later before entry to departure gates.
Eye witness Ercan Ceyhan told CNN-Turk that he saw some 30 ambulances enter the airport.
The private DHA news agency said the wounded, among them police officers, were being transferred to Bakirkoy State Hospital.
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