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Deadly Attack On Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport
At least 36 people are dead and 140 more are injured from last night’s attack on Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul. Chaos and confusion spread throughout the airport, which is the third busiest in Europe after Heathrow in London and Charles de Gaulle in Paris. Though original reports claimed suicide bombers detonated inside a security checkpoint inside the airport, it is now believed explosions went off outside the building at an entry point while a shooter opened fire with an automatic weapon.
Who is doing this?
While no group stepped forward, witnesses are describing the violence as a well-coordinated assault that must have required serious planning. The Turkish government will most likely point the finger at Kurdish separatists but the attack bears the hallmarks of an ever encroaching ISIS presence in the country. Both groups have carried out several attacks in Turkey this year. Be sure to follow Daily Pnut on Twitter for more updates.
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