Istanbul terrorized: At least 36 killed, more than 147 injured in suicide bomb blast

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Photo credit: Reuters
Photo credit: Reuters

With what is said to be the deadliest attack in the history of Istanbul, three militants on June 28 opened fire and self-detonated themselves at the Istanbul’s Atatürk airport, the main international airport of Istanbul. The attack killed at least 36 people and injured more than 147 according to early reports.

While condemning the attack, Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told reporters that he believes the involvement of Islamic State for the deadly attack.

“This attack, targeting innocent people is a vile, planned terrorist act,” he said.

“There is an initial evidence found that each of the three suicide bombers blew themselves up after opening fire,” he  added.

The detonation took place at the entrance of international flights terminal, domestic flights terminal and the parking area of the airport.

According to the Turkish police officials, two terrorists who reached the arrival hall, detonated themselves when the police tried to stop them.

As of now no group has taken the responsibility of the attack which started at 9:50 PM local time (1850 GMT).

However, Turkey officials suspect ISIS behind the attacks.

The airport is the third busiest airport in Europe. The attack has been condemned by leaders all over the world.