At least 36 dead, 147 injured after two explosions rock Istanbul airport

At least 36 dead, 147 injured after two explosions rock Istanbul airport

By Nick Salazar   
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Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: HishMFaz via Flickr creative commons.

Update: (9:02 p.m.): Turkish officials believe ISIS may have been responsible for the attack on the Ataturk airport in Istanbul. The Turkish government said three suicide bombers were involved. The death toll is now at 36 people and 147 others were injured in the attack.

Update (4:53p.m.): President Barack Obama has been briefed on the situation by Lisa Monaco, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, according to a White House official.

End Update

WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) — At least ten people have been killed and 20 have been injured after two blasts rocked the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Turkish Justice Minister said that two suspects detonated bombs, killing themselves, in the international terminal of the airport after taking fire from security officials who were attempting to neutralize them.

Authorities did immediately name a suspect group nor did any specific group claim responsibility for the attack.

This is a developing story.

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