On Tuesday, June 28, Ataturk Airport in Istanbul was targeted by a new bomb attack preceded by gunshots. 36 people were killed and 150 injured, some of whom are deemed to be critical.
According to international media, three suicide bombers blew themselves up at the departures level. One of them is reported to have fired at travelers with a Kalashnikov, causing panic in the whole airport till the parking area.
Emergency and mine-clearing teams rapidly reached the spot. All flights have been suspended at Ataturk Airport until further notice. Flights which were supposed to land in Istanbul were redirected to other airports.
Inquiry has been started by Turkish authorities to determine the origin of this attack which has not yet been claimed. However, local authorities suspect Daech.
Foreign nationals who are on the spot or planning to travel to there are advised to avoid the airport area and inform their families if necessary.