Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Istanbul Airport Terror Attack -- News Updates June 29, 2016

Daily Mail: 'Everyone was screaming... there was blood smeared everywhere': Survivor tells of terror inside Istanbul airport terminal after ISIS suicide bomb attack - as first pictures of the young victims emerge

* Three explosions rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport in a co-ordinated suicide attack at 8pm GMT last night
* Eyewitness saw a police officer wrestle attacker to the ground just moments before the blast shook the terminal
* A total of 41 people are confirmed dead however this total is expected to rise to 50, according to Turkish officials
* Reports claimed that ISIS is to blame for the attack, according to Turkish news agencies citing police sources
* Turkish Airlines is the official airline partner of the Euro 2016 football tournament currently being held in France

A survivor has told of the chaos, panic and fear inside the blood-smeared terminal following the co-ordinated attack on Istanbul airport, as tributes begin to pour in for the 41 victims of the deadly assault.

Laurence Cameron had only just landed as the three suicide bombers went on their deadly rampage through Ataturk Airport last night, shooting anyone who got in their way, before detonating their deadly loads and engulfing the terminal in the flames.

By the time he stepped into the terminal, those who had escaped their bombs and bullets were fleeing for their lives.

'It must have been just as we touched down,' he told MailOnline. 'I did not even hear the explosions, but as I walked out and round the corner, the whole building was running screaming towards me.
'It was just mass panic, guards running around with guns.'

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Istanbul Airport Terror Attack -- News Updates June 29, 2016

Istanbul airport attack: Isis behind deaths of at least 41, PM says – latest updates -- The Guardian
41 dead in Istanbul airport attack; Turkish govt blames IS -- AP
Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: Deaths rise to 41 as Turkey mourns -- BBC
Turkey airport attack: 41 killed in explosions at Istanbul Atatürk -- The Guardian
At least 41 killed in terror attack on Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport -- Daily Hurriyet News
Turkey: Dozens killed in explosions at Ataturk Airport -- Al Jazeera
Islamic State prime suspect after suicide bombers kill 41 at Istanbul airport -- Reuters
Ukrainian, Iranian among 36 people killed in Istanbul airport attack: officials -- Reuters
Terrifying moment ISIS suicide bomber blows himself up in front of packed terminal at Istanbul airport sending crowds fleeing for their lives -- Daily Mail
Istanbul terror attack witness: 'It was like hell' -- CNN
Forty-one people still in intensive care after Istanbul airport attack: minister -- Reuters
Islamic State prime suspect after suicide bombers kill 41 at Istanbul airport -- Reuters
Istanbul airport attack bears hallmarks of Islamic State group -- France 24
ISIS eyed as prime culprit in Istanbul airport terror attack -- FOX News
ISIL 'key suspect' in Istanbul's Ataturk airport attack -- Al Jazeera
United front: World reacts to Istanbul airport carnage in Turkey -- RT
Erdogan, world leaders condemn Ataturk Airport attack -- Al Jazeera
Turkey terror attacks: White House, presidential candidates respond -- RT
Turkey's Erdogan, Obama speak by phone after Istanbul suicide bomb attack -- Reuters

Turkish intelligence warned of potential Istanbul airport attack around 20 days ago: Report
-- Hurriyet Daily News
How did the Istanbul airport attackers get past security? -- Tiffany Ap, CNN
Istanbul airport attack marks the latest of several bombings in Turkey over past year -- AP
Timeline of attacks in Turkey -- Al Jazeera
Ataturk Airport attack: Scenes of carnage in Istanbul -- Al Jazeera

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