Islamic Attack in Istanbul Kills 36, Injures 60

At least 36 people have been killed in an attack on the main airport in Istanbul, a senior Turkish official has told the Associated Press.  —>

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Source: SigmaLive

(SKY NEWS) At least 36 people have been killed in an attack on the main airport in Istanbul, a senior Turkish official has told the Associated Press.

Initial indications suggest Islamic State was behind the attack, the official said.

Figures suggested up to 50 people had been killed – however that has now been downgraded.

Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the international terminal of Ataturk Airport, Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin told NTV television.

Several witnesses reported two explosions but Mr Sahin said authorities believed there were three bombers.

He said some 60 people were wounded. Six of those sustained serious injuries, the state-run Anadolu Agency said.

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