The Istanbul governor has confirmed that at least 28 people have been killed and 40 are injured following explosions and gunfire at Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport.
Reports suggest that two people blew themselves up at the airport while eye witnesses heard at least two explosions followed by gunfire.
The state-run TRT television said an explosion hit a control point at the international arrival terminal of the airport.
Other media reported the sound of gunfire at the scene.
The video below shows the current scene at the airport as emergency services arrive.
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The pictures below show the scene inside and outside the airport following the attack.
Saldırı sonrası havalimanı içinden ve dışından fotoğraflar pic.twitter.com/P35NdkdyyD
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Turkey has suffered several bombings in recent months linked to Kurdish or Islamic State group militants.
The bombings included two in Istanbul targeting tourists — which the authorities have blamed on the Islamic State group.
The attacks have increased in scale and frequency, scaring off tourists and hurting the economy, which relies heavily on tourism revenues.
Awful news coming from Istanbul. Watching footage unfold in horror. Thoughts are with the affected & emergency services responding
— Humza Yousaf (@HumzaYousaf) June 28, 2016