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36 DEAD AND 150 INJURED IN HIDEOUS SUICIDE BOMBINGS IN TURKEY

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According to the Telegraph newspaper, a triple suicide bombing at Istanbul’s main international airport on Tuesday night has left 36 dead and as many as 150 injured in a suspected ISIL attack.

The bombers detonated explosive vests in the arrivals hall of Ataturk airport, which is the third busiest in Europe.
They had been trying to pass through X-ray machines when they were stopped by Turkish security officials. When they began shooting with AK-47 rifles, the officers returned fire.

A police officer tried to wrestle one of the gunmen to the ground before he blew himself up in a bombing coordinated with two other suspects.

The newspaper added that there were no immediate claims of responsibility, but Binali Yildirim, Turkey’s prime minister, said it appeared to have been an attack by ISIL insurgents.

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