28 dead, 60 injured as three suicide bombers attack Istanbul airport with explosive vests and AK-47s – despite hero policeman ‘wrestling bomber to the ground’
EDITOR’S NOTE: So far it’s been quite a Ramadan celebration with 175 terror attacks resulting in 1,229 people DEAD already. And the best part is that it’s not over for another week. Today’s Muslim terror attack that just happened an hour ago in Istanbul has killed 10 and wounded 40 people. Mohammed would be so proud of how his little religion of peace experiment has turned out. Happy Ramadan, everyone!
The blasts occurred in the airport’s International Arrivals Terminal. A Turkish official confirmed to Reuters that two explosions have hit the airport. According to some Turkish media, the blasts were terrorist attacks targeting two separate locations in the airport.
More than 60 people have been injured and 28 killed in explosions at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, broadcaster Haberturk reports.
Many people caught in the blasts and near the airport posted photos and videos from the scene, showing the destruction caused by the explosions as well as people hiding in various places in search of safety.
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Gunfire was heard from the car park near the airport, CNN Turk reports, citing the witnesses. Four armed men were reportedly seen running away from the terminal building after the explosions, according to Turkey’s NTV channel.
The first images to emerge from the scene show debris, including what appear to be ceiling tiles scattered over taxis waiting outside the airport.
The blasts are reported to have resulted from two hand grenades thrown through the entrance of the airport’s International Arrivals Terminal. The state-run TRT television said at least one explosion had hit a control point at the international arrival terminal.
But other reports claim the blasts targeted two separate areas of the airport. The private DHA news agency said the wounded, among them police officers, were being transferred to Bakirkoy State Hospital.
A witness told broadcaster CNN Turk that gunfire was heard from the direction of the car park at the airport, which is the largest in Turkey. Four armed men were reportedly seen running away from the terminal building after the explosions, according to Turkey’s NTV channel. source