At least 36 people were killed and 147 injured when suicide attackers opened fire and blew themselves up at Istanbul’s main airport on Tuesday night, in the latest in a string of terrorist attacks in Turkey. Shortly before 10 p.m. two gunmen opened fire with automatic weapons at a security checkpoint outside Istanbul’s Ataturk airport and then detonated their explosives. A third attacker detonated explosives in the parking lot.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the early indications suggested that the Islamic State was responsible. But as of early Wednesday, the group had not claimed responsibility for the attack.

The vast majority of the dead were Turks, although some were foreigners All three of the attackers were killed.

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One Comment

  1. K SHESHU BABU says:

    The whole west Asia is in a precarious condition as bomb attacks and fittings may strike any city at any time. There is no guarantee of full safe and secure travel. Istanbul gory incident is one among many incidents. It is sad to note that so many people who are in no way involved in any movement are killed while the rulers and the top jihadists remain safe in their security cover.