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At least two explosions rocked Istanbul, Turkey's international airport Tuesday night, killing 41 people and wounding more than 200, officials said.

Authorities and witnesses said terrorists opened fire at the entrance of the international arrivals area at Ataturk International Airport before explosives were detonated.

Earlier on , Deputy of Istanbul Eren Erdem said on Twitter that 10 people were dead and at least 20 were injured. The U.S. State Department said it was determining if any victims were Americans.

The blasts occurred at a busy terminal where people come from all over the world. There were no U.S. carriers flying directly into Turkey — a country that has become the main transit point for foreign fighters in and out of Syria, where ISIS controls part of the country.

A person who works for a contractor inside the airport told NBC News that he saw three suicide bombers.

The man, who identified himself as Omar, said he heard an explosion and then saw police jump on a man who then blew himself up. People then tried to stop another person who appeared to be wearing explosives.

A porter who works at the airport gave a similar account to NBC News, and said he heard a third explosion outside.

One witness told national broadcaster TRT that he saw two attackers open fire and then blow themselves up as authorities responded at a security checkpoint outside the international terminal. At least one of the gunmen was armed with an AK-47, TRT said, quoting the justice minister.

Turkish media reported the sound of gunfire, and video from the scene showed ambulances racing to the terminal and people yelling.

"Passengers (were) running everywhere, scurrying. I was hiding," a witness told TRT.

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Istanbul's Ataturk Airport was the 11th busiest airport in the world last year, with 61.8 million passengers, according to Airports Council International.

U.S. officials said the attack had all the hallmarks of ISIS, which has in recent months stepped up bombings in the country, although Turkey has historically suffered attacks from Kurdish separatists.

Experts say ISIS is likely behind the blasts. The terror group in March took responsibility for the attack at the Brussels airport, killing 32 people. Two suicide bombers attacked the departure hall before a metro station was also bombed.

A senior U.S. counterterrorism official told NBC News the Istanbul attack "fits the ISIS profile, not PKK."

"There are only two groups capable of carrying out such a large-scale attack. This does not fit the PKK profile, they go after Turkish targets, not international targets," the official said.


Explosions Rock Istanbul Airport, Multiple Deaths Reported
 
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Multiple terror attacks targeted Istanbul's main Atatürk Airport late Tuesday, leaving 28 peole dead and 60 others wounded, Turkish officials said.

The assessments show that 3 suicide bombers carried out the attacks in 3 different spots at the airport, Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin said.

A health official, speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions, said to the media that six injured were in a critical condition.

The blasts occurred at the entrance of international flights terminal, domestic flights terminal, and the parking lot.

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said that one of the terrorists opened fire on people with an AK-47 automatic rifle and then blew himself up.

Turkish Airlines announced that all departing flights were cancelled at Istanbul airport until 8 p.m. local time.

The President met with Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar at the presidential complex upon receiving news of the explosion in Istanbul. Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Deputy PM Numan Kurtulmuş, Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan and Family and Social Policies Minister Fatma Betül Sayan will travel to Istanbul.

According to a Turkish official who spoke to Daily Sabah on the condition of anonymity, security forces fired shots at suspects at the international terminal's entry in an effort to neutralize them.

Eyewitnesses said that they saw some 30 ambulances enter the airport. The wounded, among them police officers, were being transferred to Bakırköy State Hospital.

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım was briefed by Interior Minister Efkan Ala and Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin and has ordered the formation of a crisis desk.

Security experts have said that there are striking similarities between Istanbul airport attack and the recent attacks in Brussels airport.

Meanwhile, United States Ambassador to Ankara John Bass has sent a tweet condemning the attack. "Horrified by tonight's attack at Ataturk airport. We mourn with the families of those lost, and pray for speedy recovery for those wounded," he said. Meanwhile, the U.S. President Barack Obama was also briefed on the attack.

There has been no claims for the responsibility of the attacks.

11 people were killed in an attack at Istanbul's city center three weeks ago. The attack, claimed by the PKK-affiliated Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK), followed two suicide bombings that hit tourist-heavy areas of Istanbul this year, which were blamed on Daesh.

source.28 killed, 60 injured in Istanbul Atatürk Airport terror attacks
 
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Two explosions hit Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk

Ataturk Airport is the third busiest airport in Europe and a major transport hub for flights to the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia

Turkish officials told Reuters that suspects blew themselves up before passing the X-ray security check. Separately, an official told the Associated Press it was unclear whether the explosions were caused by bombs or a suicide attack.

A USA Homeland Security official said that the Federal Aviation Administration has instituted a precautionary ground stop for all U.S. register aircraft with flights into Turkey. The agency also said that there are no outbound or inbound U.S. passenger carriers to Turkey. The FAA also reported that there are 10 Turkish airliners inbound to the U.S. at this time.

The Istanbul Ataturk airport is now closed and all flights to and out of the airport are cancelled for few hours.

Source: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/28/
 
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Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: At least 36 dead and dozens injured - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36658187.....My take:Ulinzi na usalama uliopo nchi za wenzetu zilizoendelea ni wa kiwango cha juu sana lakini bado wahalifu wanaingia na silaha na kufanya mauaji.Kuna haja nchi yetu kutojisahau na magaidi maana wana mbinu za hali ya juu.
 
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Hawa mazombi jamani wataiangamisha dunia, halafu watu wanasema eti wakamatwe na kupelekwa mahakamani kila wanapojibizana risasi na polisi. Pumbavu zao, piga ua.
 
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Poleni kama isis waislamu gani kumi la mwisho hili wao wanalipuana,isis ni ugonjwa wallah hawana dini wale
ISIS sio waislam. wana dini yao tofauti n uislam
 
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ISIS sio waislam. wana dini yao tofauti n uislam
ISIS = Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Wenyewe wanafuata Salafi law.
Na Waislam wengine wanafuata Sheria law.

Watu wanatakiwa kuelimika kuhusu uislam maana kuna makundi ndani ya uislam kama ilivyo Ki Kristu.

Anyway kama nimekosea nisahihishwe.
 

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