At Least 10 Dead In Attack On Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, Turkey

تم نشره في Mon 27 June / Jun 2016. 11:00 PM
  • Ambulances arrive at Istanbul Ataturk airport, Turkey, following a blast June 28, 2016 - (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

ISTANBUL — A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed at least 10 people and injured others, with reports of at least one suicide bomber, according to the BBC.

At least 20 people were also wounded with casualties being reportedly rushed to hospital in taxis.

Police opened fire to stop the suspects at an entry point, Reuters reports.

Two explosions hit Istanbul's main international airport on Tuesday, wounding several people, a Turkish official said, in what appeared to be the latest in a string of attacks in Turkey's biggest city this year.

Recent bomb attacks in Turkey have been linked to Kurdish separatists or the so-called Islamic State group.

A US State Department travel warning for Turkey, originally published in March and updated on Monday, urges US citizens to "exercise heightened vigilance and caution when visiting public access areas, especially those heavily frequented by tourists."

(Agencies)

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