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Turkey Istanbul: Explosions and Gunfire Rock Ataturk Airport

Turkey Istanbul: Explosions and Gunfire Rock Ataturk Airport

At least two explosions and gunfire have rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport, with reports of “multiple” people injured.

Gunfire was directed from an airport car park, according to a witness quoted by Reuters news agency. Taxis were ferrying wounded people from the airport, the witness added. 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 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.”