Explosions rock Turkish airport

0627 Istanbul Turkey airportUpdate (06/28 5:15 p.m.) — The explosions that rocked Turkey’s largest airport on Tuesday killed at least three dozen people and wounded scores more, according to Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim.

The number of reported dead varied overnight amid the confusion surrounding the attack. Prime Minister Yildririm said on television that at least 36 were killed.

Officials say gunmen opened fire at around 10:30 p.m. local time at the airport entrance, where fiery explosives sent people running for their lives.

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Istanbul, Turkey. (NBC) — Two bomb blasts have rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport this Tuesday afternoon and several injuries are reported.

Initial reports by the Turkish Justice Minister says at least ten people have been killed.

A Turkish official says it was unclear whether the explosions were caused by bombs or a suicide attack. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government protocol.

The state-run TRT Television said an explosion hit a control point at the international arrival terminal of the airport.

Other media reported the sound of gunfire at the scene.

Turkey has suffered several bombings in recent months linked to Kurdish or Isis group militants.

The bombings included two in Istanbul targeting tourists – which the authorities have blamed on the Islamic State Group.

The attacks have increased in scale and frequency, scaring off tourists and hurting the economy, which relies heavily on tourism revenues.

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