June 28, 2016

Blast, gunshots at Istanbul airport - ongoing

Victor LaszloRebel Commentator

This appears to be an ongoing event although it is hard to tell this close to the attack what the facts or details are.

 IB Times has live updates and some current video here.

UPDATE: 4:35 p.m. EDT — Turkey's justice minister, Bekir Bozdag, told reporters Tuesday that about 20 people were injured in explosions at the Atatürk Airport. The minister revealed to CNN that a suspect "first opened fire with a Kalashnikov then detonated himself."

The Independent reports 10 dead at Ataturk International in Istanbul (Constantinople)

At least 10 people have been killed in a bomb attack on  Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

Around 40 people were wounded in the blasts at the capital's main international airport, according to Turkish news broadcaster Haberturk.

Officials have said police fired weapons on two suspects who then blew themselves up before passing through the first x-ray security checkpoint.


*** UPDATE 2 ***

Moment of actual blast

This twitter account has videos of the actual attack

UPDATE: The Daily Mail - ESTIMATE NOW AT FIFTY DEAD and 147 Injured


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commented 2016-06-29 09:28:02 -0400
Turkish President Edroygan brought this on himself. Aside from being a brutal dictator to his own people , he also helped Syria’s Bashar Assad to kill his people and he refused to help Kurdish people fighting ISIS.
He once said “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.”
He has pissed off a great number of people in order to cozy up to Muslim fundamentalists.
He obviously has never learned " you lay with dogs , you get fleas". The extremists he cultivated just turned on him.
I feel sorry for the Turkish people – this whack job is going nowhere fast so they’ll probably suffer some more in the future.
commented 2016-06-29 01:38:43 -0400
Must have been a gas leak LOL!
commented 2016-06-28 20:23:36 -0400
Of course, if Trump steps up and speaks the truth about this incident, he’ll just ridiculed for being Islamophobic.

He maybe Islamophobic, but he’s also right.
commented 2016-06-28 18:18:45 -0400
And you won ‘t hear one apology from the Islamic religion of peace here in Canada or anywhere else in the world. Not one muslim tear will be shed over this bomb attack by their people. Ban Islam before muslims set off ww3. Non muslims the world over have had enough. The liberals taking in unscreened muslims from the middle east have to stop the Islamic invasion into our country. I don’t think anyone here wants to see this in Canada. And send the fake refugees that Canada just accepted back to the middle east at once.
commented 2016-06-28 17:58:15 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM: 31,220 Attacks, 197,810 Killed, 277,695 Injured.
If CNN’s report checks out, this may have just added to the above numbers.
commented 2016-06-28 17:51:59 -0400
Update on the casualties. 28 dead, 60 injured, according to CNN. Three suicide bombers. No report on who or why for the attack.