Airport Bomb Blast Kills At Least Ten In Istanbul

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A bomb blast at Istanbul Ataturk Airport has killed at least ten people.

As reported by the BBC, the attack also included gunfire with at least another 20 people wounded.

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Early reports suggest at least one suicide bomber armed with a Kalashnikov detonated an explosive, while reports in Turkey suggest two terrorists may have been present.

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Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said:

Ten people have been killed according to a preliminary toll.

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According to the information I was given, a terrorist at the international terminal entrance first opened fire with a Kalashnikov and then blew himself up.

Recent bomb attacks in Turkey have been credited to both Daesh (the so-called Islamic State) and Kurdish separatists, and it is not currently known who is behind this latest attack.

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Last year, Ataturk overtook Frankfurt to become the third busiest in Europe, after London Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle.

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Our thoughts go out to the friends and families of the victims and those wounded.

More to follow.


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