Yesterday [Tuesday, June 28] three terrorists attacked passengers at Istanbul Ataturk Airport (the 11th busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic) with bombs and guns.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim confirmed at least 41 people were killed as a result of this terrorist attack along with 147 people being wounded.
Traveler Laurence Cameron described to CNN what he witnessed when he got off of his plane.
“It was just a massive crowd of screaming people. Some were falling over themselves. A poor chap in a wheelchair was just left, and everyone just rushed to the back of the building, and then people ran the other way and no one really seemed to know what was going on,” he said. “Where you normally hail a taxi, that is where the attack happened. The ground is just kind of shredded. There are bloodstains on the floor as well.”
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All three bombers are said to have detonated suicide vests.
The airport was closed for several hours and has since reopened, and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it has lifted a ground stop for flights between the United States and the airport.