Two attackers with suicide vests detonated their explosives at the entrance of Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport, killing 36 people. and wounding 60.
Police manning a checkpoint at the airport’s international terminal shot at the two attackers as they approached. The attackers then detonated their bombs, the official said. Ten people were killed, Turkey’s justice minister said. That toll did not include the two attackers, who also died.
Both Kurdish and Islamic State militants have carried out bomb attacks in Turkey, including in Istanbul, the country’s largest city. The Ataturk International Airport is one of world’s busiest.
Turkish media channels aired what they said was footage from the airport, showing panicked passengers fleeing and debris strewn across the terminal and outside parking area.
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