Istanbul - Al least 28 people were killed and at least 60 others injured following explosions at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport late Tuesday evening, the Turkish justice minister said.
Istanbul – Al least 28 people were killed and at least 60 others injured following explosions at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport late Tuesday evening, the Turkish justice minister said.
According to a report from Turkish news agency Anadolu, six of the wounded are in critical condition. Authorities said there were at least four people involved in the attack, authorities said.
The attackers reportedly tried to penetrate the “control point” coming into the airport. Security personnel then opened fire to “neutralize” the attackers, who then detonated their explosives, according to the same source.
According to Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag one attacker “first opened fire with a Kalashnikov then detonated himself” at the airport entrance.
According to the RT, Ataturk airport is world’s eleventh busiest airport and the third busiest airport in Europe with over 60 million passengers a year.