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Turkey Istanbul: Explosions and gunfire rock Ataturk airport Turkey unrest: At least 10 dead in attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport
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At least two explosions and gunfire have rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport, with reports of "multiple" people injured. A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed at least 10 people and injured others, with reports of at least one suicide bomber.
Gunfire was directed from an airport car park, according to a witness quoted by Reuters news agency. At least 20 people were also wounded with casualties being reportedly rushed to hospital in taxis.
Taxis were ferrying wounded people from the airport, the witness added. Police opened fire to stop the suspects at an entry point, Reuters reports.
"Ten people have been killed according to a preliminary toll," Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said.
"According to the information I was given, a terrorist at the international terminal entrance first opened fire with a Kalashnikov and then blew himself up," the minister added, according to the Associated Press.
In December, a blast on the tarmac at a different Istanbul airport, Sabiha Gokcen, killed a cleaner.In December, a blast on the tarmac at a different Istanbul airport, Sabiha Gokcen, killed a cleaner.
Recent bomb attacks in Turkey have been linked to Kurdish separatists or the so-called Islamic State group.
A US State Department travel warning for Turkey, originally published in March and updated on Monday, urges US citizens to "exercise heightened vigilance and caution when visiting public access areas, especially those heavily frequented by tourists."