UPDATE 2 (11:38 CET): The death toll from the attacks at Istanbul airport has risen to 41. The injured toll is 239.
“It was determined that 41 people lost their lives. Thirty seven people of those killed have been identified, 10 of them foreign nationals, while 3 were found to be dual citizens,” the Istanbul governor office’s press release says.
UPDATE: According to recent updates, some 36 people were killed and over 140 injured in suicide bombings and gunfire at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport last night. Foreigners could be among the dead. Five of those killed by terror attacks were officers.
CCTV video from the scene (Footage shows security guard shoot terrorist gunman, who then loses his AK and detonates SVIED):
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said to the media that initial findings point to the ISIS terrorist group responsibility for the attacks.
The Turkish Justice Minister has confirmed 10 people dead and different sources report about up to 60 injured in two suicide bombings and gunfire at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport.
The attackers detonated exposive devises at the x-ray security checkpoint after being fired on by police. The Justice Minister says that at least one of the attackers opened fire with a Kalashnikov rifle.
Separately, local media added that 2 individuals threw hand grenades into the airport – this has not been confirmed yet.
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Initially it has been reported that the explosions occurred in the airport’s International Arrivals Terminal. According to other reports, the blasts targeted 2 separate locations of the airport. According to CNN Turk, Gunfire has been heard from the car park near the airport. Turkey’s NTV channel says four armed men were seen running away from the terminal building after the attacks. Turkish MP Eren Erdem says the blasts were suicide bomb attacks.
The Turkish authorities have called for the creation of a crisis center.
Heavily armed security have been seen outside the airport after the attack:
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