Update via The Conservative Treehouse: Updates on Ataturk Airport Terrorist Attack – 42 Confirmed Fatalities, 238 Wounded…
Update via The Telegraph: 'Women, children, it didn't matter to him who he was shooting': Honeymooner describes horror of Istanbul Ataturk airport attack The death toll from the triple suicide bombing rose to 41 people, including 13 foreigners, and the number of wounded to 230.
Update via Fox News: At least 36 dead, 147 injured in suspected ISIS attack at Istanbul airport
From Sky News
Nearly 50 people have been killed in an attack on the main airport in Istanbul, a senior Turkish official has told the Associated Press.
Initial indications suggest Islamic State was behind the attack, the official said.
Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the international terminal of Ataturk Airport, Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin told NTV television.
From Russian Times
22:52 GMTTraveler Laurence Cameron described what he saw when he stepped off a plane at Ataturk to CNN.
"It was just a massive crowd of screaming people. Some were falling over themselves. A poor chap in a wheelchair was just left, and everyone just rushed to the back of the building, and then people ran the other way and no one really seemed to know what was going on," he said. "Where you normally hail a taxi, that is where the attack happened. The ground is just kind of shredded. There is bloodstains on the floor as well"
Istanbul Airport Suicide Bombing: Nearly 50 Dead, Islamic State Suspected
Turkish newspaper Hurriyet is reporting that two explosions have occurred at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport. The mayor of Istanbul has confirmed 28 deaths and 50 injuries.
Update 6:25PM EST: Authorities are now placing the death toll at closer to 50, according to the Associated Press. The AP also notes that senior Turkish officials are leaning toward the Islamic State as the possible culprits of the attack.
Video has surfaced of one of the explosions:
From The Conservative Treehouse
Updates: Explosions and Rapid Gunfire At Intanbul’s Ataturk Airport – 28 People Killed, 60+ Wounded…
BREAKING – Two large explosions and significant gunfire has rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk airport. Social media reports taxis have been used ferrying wounded people away from the airport. Witnesses report additional gunfire was heard from the parking garage at the airport. Ataturk International Airport is the largest in Turkey.
Update 4:10pm EDT – ♦ At least 10 people reported killed, 20+ wounded. ♦ The attack has multiple similarities to Brussels.
Update 5:30pm EDT – ♦ Death Toll Climbs To 28, more than 60 wounded. ♦ There were three explosions.
From The Daily Mail
Up to 50 dead, 106 injured as three suicide bombers attack Istanbul airport firing AK-47s as CCTV shows terrorist triggering vest seconds after hero policeman escapes
Three suicide bombers have killed up to 50 people and wounded more than 100 in a 'major, co-ordinated' attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, opening fire with AK-47s and sparking a shoot-out with security personnel before blowing themselves up.
Eyewitnesses have told how a hero policeman wrestled a suicide bomber to the ground just seconds before he detonated his explosives at the entrance to the airport's international arrivals terminal.
It is believed the gunmen were trying to pass through the security x-ray machines at the entrance to the airport, the third busiest in Europe, when they were stopped by security officers and carried out their lethal attack.