Terror strikes Turkey: Dozens dead in Istanbul airport bombing

  • People look at the Brandenburg Gate onto which a Turkish flag is projected on June 29, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
  • Relatives of 27-year-old flight officer Gulsen Bahadir, a victim of the attack on Istanbul Ataturk airport, mourn at her Turkish flag-draped coffin during her funeral ceremony on June 29, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Relatives of 27-year-old flight officer Gulsen Bahadir, a victim ofthe attack on Istanbul Ataturk airport, mourn at her Turkish flag-draped coffin during her funeral ceremony on June 29, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. 
  • Family members and friends listen to an imam as they attend the funeral prayer for Gulsen Bahadir, 28, a Turkish Airlines flight attendant killed Tuesday at the blasts at Ataturk airport on June 29, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • People attend the funeral ceremony of taxi driver Mustafa Biyikli who was killed in the June 28, 2016 airport attack, on June 29, 2016 in Istanbul, a day after a suicide bombing and gun attack targeted Istanbul’s airport. Turkey declared on June 29, 2016 a day of national mourning over a deadly attack at Istanbul’s international airport blamed by the government on Islamic State jihadists.
  • People carry the coffin of suicide attack victim Mohammad Eymen Demirci on June 29, 2016 in Istanbul during his funeral a day after a suicide bombing and gun attack targeted Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, killing 41 people. Turkey pointed the finger of blame at the Islamic State on June 29 after suicide bombers armed with automatic rifles attacked Istanbul’s main international airport, killing 41 people, including foreigners.
  • People assist a mother (C) who lost a relative, outside a forensic medicine building close to Istanbul’s airport on June 29, 2016, a day after a suicide bombing and gun attack targeted Istanbul’s airport. A triple suicide bombing and gun attack that occurred on June 28, 2016 at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport has killed at least 41 people, including foreigners, with Turkey’s prime minister saying early signs pointed to an assault by the Islamic State group.
  • Airport taxi drivers attend the funeral ceremony of their colleague Mustafa Biyikli, who lost his life in the following yesterday’s suicide bomb attack in Istanbul Ataturk Airport on June 29, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • A mother of victims killed the day before in a suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul’s airport, cries on June 29, 2016 in Istanbul.
  • People are reflected on a damaged window after multiple suicide bomb attacks at Ataturk international airport in Istanbul, Turkey, June 29, 2016.
  • Passengers embrace each other as they wait outside Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, early June 29, 2016 following their evacuation after a blast.
  • A relative of the Ataturk Airport suicide bomb attack victim wait dejectedly outside Bakirkoy Sadi Konuk Hospital, in the early hours of June 29, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul.
  • Forensic experts work outside Turkey’s largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, Turkey, following a blast, June 28, 2016.
  • A Turkish riot police officer patrols Ataturk airport’s main enterance in Istanbul, on June 28, 2016, after two explosions followed by gunfire hit Turkey’s largest airport. All flights at Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport were suspended on June 28, 2016 after a suicide attack.
  • Security and ambulances block the road outside Turkey’s largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, after it was hit by a suicide bomb attack on June 28, 2016, Turkey.
  • An injured woman covers her face as she is carried by paramedics into ambulance at Istanbul Ataturk airport, Turkey, following a blast June 28, 2016.
  • Passengers leave Istanbul Ataturk, Turkey’s largest airport, after a suicide bomb attack in the early hours of June 29, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • A Turkish police officer reacts at Ataturk airport`s main gate on June 28, 2016 in Istanbul after two explosions followed by gunfire hit Turkey’s biggest airport.
  • An ambulance arrives at the Ataturk airport, following a blast, in Istanbul, Turkey June 28, 2016.

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Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport reopened on Wednesday morning, hours after a coordinated terror attack blamed on ISIS left dozens dead, scores wounded and blood streaked throughout the arrivals hall.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said three terrorists had arrived in a cab and carried out the assault, opening fire and setting off at least two explosions.

A series of chilling videos captured the horror unfolding: Panicked passengers running with their luggage, an orange ball of fire and what appeared to be one of the attackers falling to the ground then exploding.

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