Many dead in Istanbul airport suicide attack, Turkish officials say

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Explosions and what sounded like gunfire have rocked Istanbul’s international Ataturk airport. A Turkish official says at least 28 people are dead. State news agency Anadolou reports 60 wounded.

Turkish media and officials say up to three attackers detonated their explosives near the security check-in at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport late on Tuesday.

28 people were killed, according to city’s governor, Vasip Sahin, speaking to CNN Turk. He says authorities believe there were three suicide bombers.

Police had opened fire on suspects in front of a security checkpoint in the airport arrivals terminal, but the attackers then set off explosions, Turkey media reported.

Broadcaster NTV quoted Justice Minister Bekir Bozday as saying that one attacker had opened fire with a Kalashnikov rifle.

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