Two suicide bombers are dead following an attack at the airport in Istanbul, according to reports.
Two suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding many more, Turkish officials and witnesses said.
Police fired shots to try to stop the attackers just before they reached a security checkpoint at the arrivals hall of the Ataturk airport but they blew themselves up, one of the officials said.
Speaking in parliament, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said that based on initial information he could only confirm that there had been one attacker. He said 10 people were killed and around 20 wounded.
"According to information I have received, at the entrance to the Ataturk Airport international terminal a terrorist first opened fire with a Kalashnikov and then blew themself up," he said in comments broadcast by CNN Turk.
The moment of the attack at the Istanbul airport. Horrific. pic.twitter.com/Npikwlloxk
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More details as (or if) they emerge.
Update: The death toll has been raised to 28, with 60 injured. MSNBC is now wall-to-wall coverage of these attacks, as are all of the other cable news channels. No further details have emerged beyond the numbers of dead and injured.
Turkey pointed the finger at Islamic State on Wednesday for a triple suicide bombing and gun attack that killed 41 people at Istanbul's main airport...Three bombers opened fire to create panic outside the airport on Tuesday night, before two of them got inside and blew themselves up. Two hundred thirty-nine people were wounded, officials said.