Three blasts occured at the international airport Ataturk in Istanbul. According to incoming reports, the explosions took place in the terminal of international flights. The airport sent a large number of ambulances, police and fire.
As Reuters reports, 28 people were killed. According to Sky News Arabia, about 40 people were injured.
According to media reports, at the airport three people blew themselves up.
The terrorists detonated a suicide belt when passing through the scanners and nearby the Check-in desk.
TV channel NTV reported that after the explosions witnesses saw four armed men, who ran away from the terminal building. It is reported that the parking area at the airport heard the sounds of a firefight. However, there is not official confirmation of this information yet.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim ordered to establish a crisis center in connection with the attack in the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, NTV television reported, citing a source in the prime minister’s administration.