ISTANBUL — Several suicide bombers have hit Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, killing at least 28 people and wounding some 60 others, Istanbul’s governor and other officials said Tuesday.
Turkey’s NTV television quoted Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin as saying three suicide bombers carried out the attack.
This picture obtained from the Ilhas News Agency shows emergency workers caring for an injured woman lying on the ground, after two explosions followed by gunfire hit the Turkey’s biggest airport (AFP / ILHAS NEWS AGENCY / – / Turkey)
Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag earlier said that according to preliminary information, “a terrorist at the international terminal entrance first opened fire with a Kalashnikov and then blew himself up.”
Another official said attackers detonated explosives at the entrance of the international terminal after police fired at them.
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ISTANBUL, TURKEY – JUNE 28: Passengers who survived from the suicide bomb attack cry as they leave the Turkey’s largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, June 28, 2016, Turkey. Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul, killing at least 28 people and wounding at least 60 people according to Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin. (Photo by Gokhan Tan/Getty Images)