At Least 28 Killed After Suicide Attackers Set Off Blasts At Istanbul's Ataturk Airport - Live Feed

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Update 6: Three suicide bombers carried out Istanbul airport attack according to the city's governor cited by AFP

Update 5: Wiitness to the Istanbul Attack says he saw a police officer wrestle a suicide bomber to the ground. the attacker then detonated his bomb

Update 4: 28 people killed, 60 wounded at Istanbul airport: Sahin

Update 3: The following video, courtesy of Mahir Zeynalov, shows the precise moment when at least one of the two Ataturk Airport explosions took place. Viewer discretion advised.

Update 2: All flights between US and Istanbul have been suspended.

Update: in typical fashion for any despotic country, moments ago Turkey's Anadolu news agency reported that Turkey has issued a gag order on the airport attack. We can only assume that Anadolu was not part of this order...

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Summary:

Two explosions following heavy gunfire took place moments ago at Ataturk International Aiport in Istanbul, the third busiest airport in Europe. The interior ministry adds that there have been at least 40 inuries and at least 10 people have been confirmed dead.

An eye witness told CNN Turk television that blasts took place shortly after gun fire between police officers and unknown persons near the airport’s car park. The Turkish justice minister says an attacker opened fire with a Kalashnikov rifle. Police fired shots at the suspects at the international terminal’s entry in an attempt to neutralize them, an official cited by Bloomberg said.

Local media reports that both blasts occurred outside as the attackers attempted to enter the terminal. The attackers reportedly detonated explosives after being fired on by police. Officials say the attackers had not yet gone through the x-ray security checkpoint. According to some Turkish media, the blasts were terrorist attacks targeting two separate locations in the airport.

Taxis are reportedly carrying injured people away from the airport. Turkish officials currently suspect that the incident was a suicide attack, and Turkish broadcaster Haberturk reports that roughly 40 people are injured.

Islamist and Kurdish militants have claimed responsibility for several recent bomb attacks in Turkey. The lira trimmed gains after the reports of the explosions and was trading at 1.3 percent higher at 2.9027 per dollar at 10:30 p.m. in Istanbul.

More details from CBS:

Turkish officials say at least two explosions rocked the country's largest airport in Istanbul on Tuesday, leaving multiple people injured. A Turkish officials says two attackers blew themselves up at the airport after police fired at them.

 

Local media is reporting that gunfire was heard from the car park at Ataturk airport, and that dozens were wounded by the suspected suicide bombing. The airport is a major hub for international travelers.

 

The state-run TRT television said an explosion hit a control point at the international arrival terminal of the airport.

 

Reuters reports the Turkish justice minister as saying there have been several deaths in the incident.

 

ATurkish official said Tuesday it was unclear whether the explosions were caused by bombs or a suicide attack. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government protocol.

 

Taxis were ferrying wounded people from the airport.

 

Turkey has suffered several bombings in recent months linked to Kurdish or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.

 

The attacks have increased in scale and frequency, scaring off tourists and hurting the economy, which relies heavily on tourism revenues.

 

In December, a blast at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen killed one person and wounded another. Both were cleaners. Kurdish rebels later claimed responsibility for the explosion, believed to have been caused by a bomb.

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Live stream from the scene after the jump:

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Photos from the scene of the explosion below.

 

 

 

Ironically, just yesterday...:


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Since1929's picture

Any Syrian passports ?

 

vsk

Tom Servo's picture

We religioned of peace some folks...

 

NoDebt's picture

Damned estremist Buddhists again.

 

WVHillbilly's picture

I was suspecting radical Jehovah's witnesses.

froze25's picture

Istanbul...must of been White, Christain, Conservatives from the USofA. or Asian Americans. Either has an equal chance.

WTFRLY's picture

Turkey helps ISIS so this shit could have come from anywhere. Play with Salafi jihadis and get burned. Or maybe they were joo-hadis. *shrug*

US Officials Refuse to Comment on Reports That CIA Weapons for ?‎Syria? "Rebels" Stolen Again

froze25's picture

Blow back is a bitch. Does anyone still buy the whole moderate Syrian Rebels? I mean really we all know there is no such thing as a moderate Rebel in Syria they were just cover to transfer weapons and cash to Al-Qaeda, excuse me ISIS.

OrangeJews's picture
OrangeJews (not verified) froze25 Jun 28, 2016 3:39 PM

They're not supposed to blow up their hosts.  That's just not good manners.

Tom Servo's picture

Here's another one: BREXIT is to blame...

 

Farage has blood on his hands!!!111one

 

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

BREXIT is to blame… you cannot possible to blame Islamofacist Towel Head Psychopath. Just another day of peace and love in utopia of Islam.

EscapeKey's picture

WE SHOULD ALL CALM DOWN

AT THIS STAGE WE DON'T YET KNOW IF THE PERPETRATORS WERE

SHIA OR SUNNI

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) EscapeKey Jun 28, 2016 4:27 PM

Obviously workplace violence by right wing extremists.

cdevidal's picture

You guys have learned nothing from Orlando. This is obviously the fault of homophobic pro-gun Republicans.

 

Duh

D Nyle's picture

Hillary supporter who saw a Make America great hat

Oracle 911's picture

Not the CIA in service of neocons, not at all. And it has no connection to Erdogan's apologize to Russia for shooting down their plane./s

Syrin's picture

Well we know what we need to do.   Turn all our guns into the Fuhrer who we also call the black anti-Christ.

Uncle Sugar's picture

NRA membership card found next to the Syrian passport?

thinkmoretalkless's picture

Obviously another example of the easy access to firearms in the absence of common sense gun safety legislation.

spiral galaxy's picture

Break out the Dem protests on the House floor! Background checks for all those who purchase bomb belts! /s

knukles's picture

Everybody already knows it was BS or is starting to suspect a whole buncha BS because there's no keeping track of the progression.
That or brain dead Bammy & Hilda suppositories.

Hey!  I just had a vivid mental image.  In prior lives Bammy and Hilda were the really Barney and Betty Hill back in '61, what with their alien abduction, probes and the like. 
Would explain the scars on Bammy's head.

Uh huh.
Fact, how come nobody's ever demanded to know who put those scars there?

See see see ... the longer you stick around the more reasonable all the explanations seem, don't they?

Tall Tom's picture

Fact, how come nobody's ever demanded to know who put those scars there?

 

 

 

His father?

 

If I had a kid like Obama then there'd be no need to ask who put the scars there.

bid the soldiers shoot's picture

WTF

"Turkey helps ISIS so this shit could have come from anywhere"

A 'false flag' attack doesn't get any better than that.

 

Not like the nursery school sarin gas attack outside of Damascus in August 2013 and the Buk missile hit of MH 17 in July 2014

TheMeatTrapper's picture

They should get rid of their Confederate flags. It would put a stop to things like this.

froze25's picture

Don't they have laws that prohibit guns and bombs at airports?

Thunderbox's picture

Pretty sure it is a breakout clan of "Hello Kitty" worshipers

TheMeatTrapper's picture

I think Turkey should do like Trump and temporarily ban Muslims. 

NoVa's picture

@ froze25  -  must have been those Ohio Amish raiding the Pennsylvania Amish, again.

You know they just can't get along in peace - 

 

NoVa

 

Tall Tom's picture

 

 

 

 

Yeah the Mennonite-Amish conflict has been brewing.

Salsa Verde's picture

I though it was militant Hindus.

Latina Lover's picture

From Obama, bankster representative

To: Erdogan, President of Turkey

Don't improve relations with Russia.  Take the hint.

froze25's picture

Erdogan, is a piece of poo, my guess is that Putin made it clear how hard they can make life for him. Blow back sucks, hope the ISIS oil money was worth it.

ShrNfr's picture

Just more workplace violence, nothing to see, move on.

Tom Servo's picture

More evidence that we  need to nullify our 2nd Amendment.  THink of the children!

 

ss123's picture

Probably not terrorists

froze25's picture

Could be Kurds giving some pay back but its not their style.

War Machine's picture

Ah this never gets old.

You are well-trained, indeed.

doctor10's picture

Erdogan getting a little too familiar with Putin?

MFL8240's picture

PERFECTLY TIMED WITH THE BEST SPEECH EVER ON TRADE BY TRUMP! WHO WOULD HAVE IMMAGINED!

Dg4884's picture

It would be better if the title had Whitehouse in it.

pan's picture

Assault weapons ban?

Raffie's picture

Coming soon to a country near you.

TradingIsLifeBrah's picture
TradingIsLifeBrah (not verified) Raffie Jun 28, 2016 3:39 PM

Great, we needed more deaths for the market to rally on

stant's picture

Ww3 mofos!! Ps just finished up some work for a billionaire who owns several large farms with big antibellum homes guest house etc. had to be done before the weekend . He's hosting a impromptu week long meeting of several billionaires. According to the staff there.