Wednesday, June 29, 2016

At least 41 killed in terror attack on Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport - hurriyetdailynews

At least 41 people were killed and 239 others were injured when suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants attacked Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport late on June 28, the Governor's office announced on June 29.

It added that 10 of the victims were foreign nationals and three had dual-citizenship.

The Governor's Office also said 109 of the wounded were discharged while the other 130 were still receiving treatment.

“According to the most recent information, 36 people have lost their lives,” Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım told reporters at the scene of the attack in the early hours of June 29, adding that “the evidence points to Daesh,” using the Arabic acronym for ISIL.

Three suicide bombers opened fire at passengers with automatic rifles before blowing themselves up, Yıldırım said.

The attack was carried out in the arrivals section of the airport’s international terminal, and there might be foreigners among the victims, the prime minister added.

Meanwhile, a gag order has been issued on the attack. - Read More

At least 41 killed in terror attack on Istanbul's Atatürk Airport - LOCAL


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