Istanbul Ataturk Airport Attack: 36 Dead, 147 Injured Turkish Officials Say

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There were at least 36 people who have been killed, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said in a terror attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey on Tuesday, June 28.

Another 147 people were wounded, Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said.

The report says the explosions happened in the international departures area of the airport.

“– The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has put in place a ground stop for any U.S. flights that were scheduled to fly to Istanbul and any flights leaving Istanbul for the United States, CNN’s Rene Marsh reports.

— The Ataturk airport is closed until Wednesday at 8 p.m. local time (noon ET), according to airport  spokesman Erhan Ustundag. Incoming flights were diverted to Izmir, Ankara and other cities.

— The U.S. embassy in Ankara is sending consular officers to the airport to account for any potential U.S. victims. But there are no indications of any American casualties at this point, a senior State Department official told CNN’s Elise Labott.”


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