ISTANBUL (KDN) – At least 28 people were killed in two separate explosions at Turkey’s Istanbul Atatürk Airport late on June 28, Istanbul Gov. Vasip Şahin has stated.
The governor said three suicide bombers carried out the attack.
At least 60 people, of whom six were heavily wounded, were injured in the explosions, Anadolu Agency reported.
Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said at least one attacker first opened fire with a Kalashnikov rifle before detonating himself.
The explosions occurred at the airport’s international terminal, according to initial reports.
A witness told CNN Türk that gunfire was heard from the car park at the airport.
A number of ambulances were also deployed to the scene, while taxis also transported wounded people to hospitals, according to an eyewitness speaking to CNN Türk.
Analysts believe that Turkey-backed ISIS terror group is behind the attack since it targeted foreigners at airport’s international terminal.
A security camera video published on Twitter also shows the jihadists shouting Allah u Akbar while blowing themselves up among the international travelers.