Breaking News: Explosions and Gunfire at Airport in Turkey
M ultiple people have been wounded as a result of a minimum of two explosions and gunfire — supposedly directed from a parking lot at the airport, although video footage purports to show people running for cover inside the terminal building — which have been reported at Istanbul Atatürk Airport.
Explosions and Gunfire at Airport in Turkey
Taxi cabs were reportedly transporting the injured people away from the airport, according to multiple news sources. The airport was temporarily closed; but flights — both arrivals and departures — have started to resume operations.
At least ten fatalities have been reported as the result of what appears to be a suicide bombing by two people at the airport; with at least 20 people injured.
Istanbul Atatürk Airport is the main international airport which serves the greater Istanbul metropolitan area; and it is the third busiest airport in Europe — surpassed only by Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom and Charles de Gaulle Airport in France.