Two Explosions Kill at Least 28 at Istanbul Airport [Updated]


Two explosions that are being reported as suicide bomber detonations went off Tuesday night at the Ataturk airport in Istanbul.

Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag told CNN that the assailants first opened fire with a Kalashnikov, before setting off bombs at the security gate and just outside the entrance to the airport. Ten people have been reported killed so far, not including the two bombers.

At least 20 other people have been reported injured, and an eye-witness told CNN that they’d seen around 30 ambulances rushing to the scene.

Update (5:20 p.m.): The Associated Press reports that the death toll has increased to 28.

This is a breaking news post and will be updated.

Screenshot via CNN.

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