28 killed and 60 injured in two explosions in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport
Two explosions have rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, killing at least 28 people and wounding around 60 others, Turkey’s justice minister and another official said Tuesday.
Bekir Bozdag 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 two attackers detonated explosives at the entrance of the international terminal after police fired at them.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government protocol, said he was citing information from the interior ministry. It wasn’t immediately clear why his account of the number of attackers was different to the justice minister’s.
The official said the attackers blew themselves up before entering the x-ray security check at the airport entrance.Turkish airports have security checks at both at the entrance of terminal buildings and then later before entry to departure gates.
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