Death Toll Rises to 36 in Istanbul's Ataturk Airport Suicide Bombing

Crime | June 29, 2016, Wednesday // 07:15|  views

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At least 36 people were killed and scores of others were injured in a terror attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport, Turkey’s prime minister said on Wednesday.

Binali Yildirim condemned the attack carried out by three suicide bombers and said that airport operations had resumed.

“Our airport has been reopened to flights as of 02.20 a.m. (2320GMT) and air traffic has returned to normal,” he said, according to Anadolu Agency.

The attackers arrived at the airport by taxi, according to Yildirim. However, there "was no security gap at the airport, he added, according to the Turkish news agency.”

The timing of the attack was very “meaningful” as Turkey had begun new foreign relations approaches with Russia and Israel, Yildirim said.


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