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Istanbul Airport Attack by seunny4lif(m): 7:12am On Jun 29, 2016
Istanbul airport attack: shocked Turkish PM says Isis behind explosions that killed at least 36



Three gunmen attacked the international terminal of Istanbul’s Atatürk airport on Tuesday evening with AK-47 rifles and suicide bombs, killing at least 36 and injuring 147.
The Turkish prime minister has said that Islamic State are likely to be behind the attack.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet.
Video apparently showing one of the gunmen being shot by a police officer before detonating his suicide vest has emerged.
Witnesses have described panic and chaos inside the airport as gunmen, dressed in black, opened fire inside the terminal.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attack should serve as a turning point in the global fight against militant groups.
Some foreigners are among the victims, but nationalities have not been released.
The airport has since reopened.
The triple suicide attack in Atatürk airport in Istanbul that killed dozens and wounded scores more may well become the deadliest bombing in Turkey this year – but it is certainly not the first.


Police sources quoted in Turkish media said that the attackers were likely affiliated with the Islamic State terror group. Turkish security forces have recently carried out numerous arrests and raids on the group in the country and at its borders, leading some analysts to speculate that Isis might carry out more retaliatory attacks.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim confirmed 36 people have been killed in the attack on Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.

He said the victims include some foreigners and that many of the dozens wounded have minor injuries but others are more badly hurt.

Yildrim said Turkish security forces had advised that Daesh (the Arabic name for Isis) was behind the attack.

But he said the airport had been reopened and air traffic was back to normal from Turkey’s busiest airport.

He also said that it was “noteworthy that this heinous terror attack took place at a time when [Turkey] successfully fights separatist terror and enters a period of normalisation with our neighbours”, an apparent reference to Turkey’s recent rapprochement with Israel and Russia. -THE GUARDIAN
Re: Istanbul Airport Attack by seunny4lif(m): 7:13am On Jun 29, 2016
shocked shocked shocked
Re: Istanbul Airport Attack by chukwundukc(m): 7:14am On Jun 29, 2016
wonders shall never end
Re: Istanbul Airport Attack by bonechamberlain(m): 7:38am On Jun 29, 2016
Its in istanbul no problem, erdogan is a chief sponsor of Isis, so if they attack is country, I don't see it aw a problem.

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