ISTANBUL (WTNH)– Istanbul was the site of another deadly airport attack. The number of victims continues to rise as investigators try and figure out who’s responsible.
This attack is being condemned by the White House. Investigators in Istanbul are working through the night and into the morning. Right now, it’s 1 p.m. in the afternoon there. The airport has since reopened.
Here’s the latest information: 41 people were killed in the attack and 230 people were injured. Officials say there were three suicide bombers.When asked if there was a 4th attacker who got away, authorities say they don’t think so but are considering every possibility.
It appears the attackers arrived at the airport in a taxi during the evening.They opened fire on travelers and police then blew themselves up. Two of the bombs went off inside the departure terminal. Another was outside. Right now no terror group is claiming responsibility. However, officials say all signs point to ISIS.
“These people knew what they were doing and the detonators went off. That’s always the key. The detonators. And they apparently had some practice,” said Robert Baer, former CIA Operative
As you can imagine, there was a great deal of chaos and confusion inside the Ataturk Airport, one of the busiest in Europe. People were running and trampling one another as they tried to find a place to hide.
Right now it’s unclear if any Americans are among the dead or injured. Turkish airlines flights between the U.S. and Istanbul have resumed.