28 dead in Istanbul terror attack: justice minister

At least 60 people injured in terror attack on Ataturk International Airport, health official says

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ISTANBUL

At least 28 people were killed in a terror attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said Tuesday.

Sixty were injured in the blast, a health official said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media, including six in a critical condition.

The minister said a terrorist opened fire with an AK-47 assault rifle at the international terminal before detonating a suicide bomb.

Police and medical teams are at the scene and access to and from the airport has been blocked.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim was briefed by Interior Minister Efkan Ala and Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin and has ordered the formation of a crisis desk.

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