Τετάρτη, 29 Ιουνίου 2016

PHOTOS-VIDEO...Terrorist attack rocks Turkey’s Ataturk Airport as gunfire and suicide bombs leave up to 50 dead and 106 wounded

Suicide bomb blasts have ripped through Turkey’s largest airport, killing up to 50 people and leaving 106 wounded.
Armed attackers struck at Ataturk Airport’s international flights terminal on Tuesday evening.
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Ambulance and emergency workers try to help those wounded in the terror attacks
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Armed attackers struck at Ataturk Airport’s international flights terminal
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An injured man is rushed to hospital following the explosions at Turkey’s largest airport
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Reports say 106 people have been wounded in the blasts and up to 50 are dead
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Reports tonight claim that ISIS is to blame for the attack
They set off suicide bombs and sprayed civilians with bullets from automatic weapons in what is thought to have been an ISIS-coordinated atrocity.
Graphic CCTV footage shows the moment one of the deadly explosions goes off near the terminal’s security checkpoint.
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Reports say attackers fired indiscriminately at travellers before detonating three bombs
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CCTV appears to show people wandering through the airport in the moments just before the blast goes off
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Seconds later a huge explosion rips through the airport
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Aftermath ... Huge blast from suicide bombs left airport in disarray
epa05396878 Turkish police block the road after an suicide bomb attack at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, 28 June 2016. At least 10 people were killed in two separate explosions that hit Ataturk Airport. EPA/SEDAT SUNA
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Emergency response ... Turkish police have blocked off the road into Istanbul's Ataturk airport
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Debris ... Attackers fired Kalashnikovs and set off suicide bombs
The attackers fired indiscriminately at travellers before detonating three bombs, according to eyewitness accounts.
All flights have been diverted from Ataturk, including a British Airways plane from London Heathrow that was due to land hours later.
Flight BA680 landed back at London Gatwick just before midnight on Tuesday.
Forensic experts work outside Turkey's largest airport following a blast
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Investigation ... Forensic teams assess the scene of the brutal attack
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Chaos ... Scene outside Ataturk Airport after the attack
Officials said the "vast majority" of the injured and dead are Turkish, but foreigners are among the victims.
Turkey's President Erdogan condemned the attack, saying: "It is clear that this attack is not aimed at achieving any result but only to create propaganda material against our country using simply the blood and pain of innocent people."
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Evacuation ... Passengers were evacuated from the airport
The British Foreign Office is "urgently seeking further information" out of fears Brits may have been caught up in the attack.
David Cameron interrupted crucial post-Brexit talks with EU leaders to comment on the horror.
He said on Twitter: "Appalled by attack in #Istanbul tonight. Thoughts and prayers with all those affected."
PM: Appalled by attack in  tonight. Thoughts and prayers with all those affected.
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Weapon ... A Kalashnikov machine gun has been found discarded on the floor of the airport's international terminal
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Injured ... Latest reports so far say that 106 people have been hurt in the attack
Istanbul's Governor Vasip Sahin delivered the latest official death doll, saying 28 people had been killed, after earlier official reports said that ten had died.
However, reports quoting unnamed officials have increased the scale of the vicious attack to around 50 dead and 106 injured.
Hospital sources told broadcaster NTV the number of injured was over double the current official estimate.
Three attackers are thought to have been involved in the atrocity, which ISIS have reportedly claimed responsibility for, according to Turkey's Dogan news agency.
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Armed response ... Turkish security personnel have surrounded the airport

A hero cop wrestled one of the bombers to the ground before he detonated his bomb, potentially saving more lives, eyewitnesses have said.
The injured have been taken to Bakirkoy State Hospital for treatment.
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Panic ... Emergency services rush to the aid of a survivor
The current Foreign Office guidance for Brits travelling to Turkey suggests visitors "should avoid demonstrations or large gatherings and remain vigilant".
A spokesman for Heathrow Airport, which runs daily flights to Ataturk, has asked passengers to check with their airlines before travelling on Wednesday.

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