Suicide bombers attack Istanbul Atatürk Airport, killing 41

28 June 2016 (Last Updated June 28th, 2016 18:30)

Istanbul Atatürk Airport in Turkey has been attacked by three suicide bombers killing at least 41 people and injuring several, in the latest terrorist attack in Turkey.

Istanbul Atatürk Airport in Turkey has been attacked by three suicide bombers killing at least 41 people and injuring several, in the latest terrorist attack in Turkey.

Equipped with bombs and guns, the attackers initally fired at guards at the terminal entrance of the airport before blowing themselves up at around 10:00pm local time on Tuesday, as stated by the Turkish authorities.

According to Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin, about 239 people were injured in the attack, reported BBC News.

"The attackers initally fired at guards at the terminal entrance of the airport before blowing themselves up at around 10:00pm local time on Tuesday."

Sahin stated that the suicide bombers carried out the attacks in three different locations at the airport, with the blasts occurring at the domestic flights terminal, the entrance of international terminal and the parking area.

According to Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, the initial findings suggest that the terror group ISIS was behind the attack though the investigations are still ongoing, cited Daily Sabah.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that although all flights at Istanbul Atatürk Airport were immediately suspended after the attack, air traffic has resumed its normal operations.

The incident is the fourth bomb attack in Istanbul this year.