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Istanbul Ataturk Airport Attack: 41 Dead And More Than 230 Hurt

A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport has killed 41 people, at least 13 of them foreigners, and injured more than 230, officials say.
Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance late on Tuesday. They blew themselves up after police fired back.
PM Binali Yildirim said early signs pointed to so-called Islamic State but no-one has so far admitted the attack.
Recent bombings have been linked to either IS or Kurdish separatists. Tuesday's attack looked like a major co-ordinated assault, says the BBC's Mark Lowen.
  • Ataturk airport has long been seen as a vulnerable target, our Turkey correspondent adds, reporting from a plane stuck on the tarmac in Istanbul. 
  • There are X-ray scanners at the entrance to the terminal but security checks for cars are limited. 
  • Pictures from the airport terminal showed bodies covered in sheets, with glass and abandoned luggage littering the building. 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attack should serve as a turning point in the global fight against militant groups. 
"The bombs that exploded in Istanbul today could have gone off at any airport in any city around the world," he said.

Source: BBC
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