Tuesday, June 28, 2016

 

Turkish Justice Minister says 31 dead, 147 injured in Istanbul airport attack.

At least 31 people have been killed and 147 others injured following a terrorist attack at an international airport in Istanbul, according to the Turkish Justice Minister.

The specifics about the attack remain unclear with conflicting reports about the number of alleged attackers and blasts at Ataturk airport, Turkey's biggest international airport and one of the world's busiest airports.

An official told Turkish state broadcaster TRT that two attackers opened fire with machine guns and detonated suicide belts outside the international terminal before passing the first security checkpoint.

Later the governor of Istanbul said that there were three suicide attackers. A total of 49 ambulances were sent to the airport, according to Turkey's Health Ministry.

The attack took place around 10 p.m. local time, a busy time for the airport, with flights arriving from Europe and leaving for the Persian Gulf and other parts of the region.

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a statement condemning the attack.

"The West should display a resolute stance against this plot," Erdogan said.

31 Dead in Terrorist Attack at Istanbul Airport.

At Least 2 Dozen People Dead After Terror Attack at Istanbul Airport
At least 31 people have been killed and 147 others injured following a terrorist attack at an international airport in Istanbul, according to the Turkish Justice Minister.

The specifics about the attack remain unclear with conflicting reports about the number of alleged attackers and blasts at Ataturk airport, Turkey's biggest international airport and one of the world's busiest airports.

An official told Turkish state broadcaster TRT that two attackers opened fire with machine guns and detonated suicide belts outside the international terminal before passing the first security checkpoint.

Later the governor of Istanbul said that there were three suicide attackers. A total of 49 ambulances were sent to the airport, according to Turkey's Health Ministry.

The attack took place around 10 p.m. local time, a busy time for the airport, with flights arriving from Europe and leaving for the Persian Gulf and other parts of the region.

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a statement condemning the attack.

"The West should display a resolute stance against this plot," Erdogan said.

A senior U.S. official announced shortly after the attack that all scheduled flights to and from Istanbul have been suspended. Turkey's Ataturk airport is the 11th largest airport in the world, serving 61.8 million total passengers in 2015.

The attack comes one day after the U.S. State Department updated its travel warning for Turkey, advising that "foreign and U.S. tourists have been explicitly targeted by international and indigenous terrorist organizations" and mentioning "aviation services" along with other targets for extremists. In March the U.S. ordered the departure of family members of U.S. government personnel posted to the U.S. Consulate in Adana and family members of U.S. government civilians in Izmir province through July 26, 2016.

Turkey has been dealing with multiple security threats from the Kurdish separatist group the PKK, as well as ISIS.

Earlier this month, a car bomb attack on a police bus killed seven officers and four civilians in central Istanbul. Today's attack was the fifth major one so far this year in the city, Turkey's largest.

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