Istanbul Ataturk Airport Bombing Victims
By: Legacy Staff
2 years ago
At least 43 people have been killed and 239 others injured in a bombing at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, according to multiple news sources.
The U.S. State Department said it was working to determine if any Americans were among the victims.
The State Department tweeted this message: If in #Turkey, contact family/friends & check in on social media to let them know you are safe.
The attack was apparently carried out by three suicide bombers.
The explosions occurred in the arrivals area of the airport. It is a busy airport with travelers coming and going from all parts of the world.
A person who works for a contractor inside the airport told NBC News that he saw three suicide bombers.
Turkish media reported hearing gunfire, and video from the airport showed ambulances rushing towards the terminal and people yelling.
"Passengers were running everywhere, scurrying. I was hiding," a witness told national broadcaster TRT.
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