At least 41 Killed in Istanbul Airport Bombings

More than 230 people have been reported injured.

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The death toll in the terrorist attack at Ataturk airport in Istanbul has risen to 41, and another 239 people wounded, after two attackers detonated themselves outside the international terminal of the airport on Tuesday. A third suicide bomber blew himself up in the airport’s parking lot.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the explosions were likely connected to ISIS. But as of Wednesday morning, no group has claimed responsibility. Officials say that all three suspected attackers died on the scene.

 

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The airport, the country’s largest, has resumed operations.

“No matter where the terror comes from, our country is strong enough to fight against this terror,” Yildirim said hours after the explosions. “I call on every citizen to act in unity and stand by each other.”

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