28 killed in Istanbul airport explosions

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Istanbul, June 29 (IANS) At least 28 people were killed and 69 others injured in two explosions that rocked the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul on Tuesday, forcing suspension of all flights, officials said.

Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said in Ankara that one terrorist opened fire at random and then blew himself up at the airport, resulting in at least 28 deaths and 69 injuries, Xinhua news agency reported.

Media reports, citing eyewitnesses, spoke of two terrorists wreaking havoc.

Turkey’s NTV said three explosions occurred, that wounded at least 60 people wounded, six of them seriously.

Kerem Kinik, the head of Turkish Red Crescent, has appealed for blood donation on CNNTurk.



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