***This is a breaking news story. We will keep you updated as new information emerges***
There were two explosions and gunfire at Europe’s third largest airport, Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. According to reports, the attack occurred at around 10pm on Tuesday and was carried out by a three of attackers who were attempting to enter the terminal.
According to reports over 30 people have been killed and 60 wounded. The attackers, who have also been killed, are not included in that total.
Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag added that one “terrorist at the international terminal entrance first opened fire with a Kalashnikov and then blew himself up”.
It’s being reported that police engaged the two terrorists before they blew themselves up.
Sky News has more details:
Their explosives were detonated before they went through the X-ray machine, officials said.
Gunfire was reportedly heard at the scene, while footage showed people running for cover as armed men stand outside the building.
Hand grenades were thrown and police opened fire on the attackers, Turkish broadcaster Haberturk said.
Images and video of the chaos have been circulating via social media:
Atatürk havalimanında patlamalar silah sesleri pic.twitter.com/EqAz8TUuLK
— Rüçhan Kayrım (@ruchankayrim) June 28, 2016
#pts I’d be *hugely* surprised if damage like this was caused by two grenades.
Suicide bombers far more likely. pic.twitter.com/yvrKKJGWZD
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) June 28, 2016
— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) June 28, 2016