At least 36 people were killed and 147 injured when suicide attackers opened fire and blew themselves up at Istanbul’s main airport on Tuesday night, in the latest in a string of terrorist attacks in Turkey. Shortly before 10 p.m. two gunmen opened fire with automatic weapons at a security checkpoint outside Istanbul’s Ataturk airport and then detonated their explosives. A third attacker detonated explosives in the parking lot.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the early indications suggested that the Islamic State was responsible. But as of early Wednesday, the group had not claimed responsibility for the attack.
The vast majority of the dead were Turks, although some were foreigners All three of the attackers were killed.