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#waronterror,#Istanbul : IS terrorists kill 36 people in attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport

LIVE: Suspected ISIS bombers kill 36 people in attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport.



Istanbul Airport Attack: Another Turkish official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the attackers detonated the explosives at the entrance of the international terminal before entering the x-ray security check.

Series of deadly explosions tear through crowds at Atatürk international airport on Tuesday evening in attack officials blame on Islamic State.

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Turkey: Gunfire and explosions rock Istanbul's Ataturk Airport - reports


Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, killing at least 36 people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said 36 were dead and Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said 147 were wounded.

Another senior government official told The Associated Press the death toll could climb much higher.


The senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government protocol, at first said close to 50 people had already died, but later said that the figure was expected to rise to close to 50.

Yildirim said three suicide bombers were responsible for the attack and all initial indications suggest the Islamic State group was behind it.

He said the attackers arrived at the airport in a taxi and blew themselves up after opening fire. Asked whether a fourth attacker might have escaped, he said authorities have no such assessment but are considering every possibility.

Live photos and videos from blast site

Live updates of Istanbul airport attack (All timings in IST)

8:40 am: Attackers came to the airport in a taxi and detonated themselves after opening fire. Read story

8:30 am: No report so far of any Indian casualties in the terror attack, confirms MEA

8:25 am: Helpline numbers for Indians requiring assistance in Istanbul: +90-530-5671095/8258037/4123625. You may also contact First Secretary, Embassy of India, Ankara at 05303142203

8:20 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi responds to the attack: “Attack in Istanbul is inhuman & horrific. I condemn it strongly. My thoughts are with bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly.”

8:15 am: A look at the recent airport attacks across the world. Read here

8:05 am: Shocked & deeply saddened by news of yet another terror attack in Istanbul. Strongly condemn this cowardly attack on innocents: Rahul Gandhi. Read story here

7:15 am: The US Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday lifted an order issued earlier in the evening grounding flights between the United States and Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport after a bomb attack there.
4.35am BST

People on flights that had flown out of Ataturk Airport just before the terror attacks watched coverage of the assault on live TV.

Startled passengers who just got off a flight from #Istanbul share their reactions w/ @Chauncyontv The latest at 10https://t.co/31wIoM9YV7

4.24am BST

The BBC’s Turkey correspondent, Mark Lowen, who was stuck with fellow passengers on a plane on the tarmac at Istanbul Airport for several hours, has been allowed off, and to go home.



Scene of attack at #Istanbul airport. I'm finally out and en route home. Thinking of all those who didn't make it
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