Explosions, Gunfire Reported At Istanbul Airport

As many as 40 people have been injured, following reports of multiple explosions and gunfire, at Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport, in Turkey.

At least two explosions and gunfire have rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport, with reports of “multiple” people injured.

Turkish newspaper Haberturk reported that around forty people had been injured in the attack.

The explosions were caused by two suicide bombers detonating their explosives, Reuters news agency quoted a Turkish official as saying.

Police had opened fire to neutralise the suspects at an entry point, it added.

Gunfire was directed from an airport car park, according to a witness quoted by Reuters news agency. Taxis were ferrying wounded people from the airport, the witness added.

In December, a blast on the tarmac at a different Istanbul airport, Sabiha Gokcen, killed a cleaner. Recent bomb attacks in Turkey have been linked to Kurdish separatists or the Islamic State group.

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