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Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: At least 10 reported dead
A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed at least 10 people and injured others, with reports of at least one suicide bomber.
At least 20 people were also wounded with casualties being reportedly rushed to hospital in taxis.
Police opened fire to stop the suspects at an entry point, Reuters reports.
It appears that the attackers detonated explosives at the entrance to the international terminal.
"Ten people have been killed according to a preliminary toll," Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said.
"According to the information I was given, a terrorist at the international terminal entrance first opened fire with a Kalashnikov and then blew himself up," the minister added, according to the Associated Press.
Turkish media report that two suicide bombers were involved.
More than 61 million passengers travelled used the airport in 2015.
A US State Department travel warning for Turkey, originally published in March and updated on Monday, urges US citizens to "exercise heightened vigilance and caution when visiting public access areas, especially those heavily frequented by tourists."