Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded more than 140 at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport, as Turkish officials blamed Tuesday’s massacre at the international terminal on three suspected Islamic State group militants.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said 41 were dead as well as the three suicide bombers. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said 147 were wounded. Another senior government official told the Associated Press the death toll could climb much higher. Hundreds of frightened passengers streamed out of the airport, fleeing the latest of several bombings to strike Turkey in recent months.
The attacks on a key partner in the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS and a NATO member have increased in scale and frequency. They have scared off tourists and hurt the Turkish economy, which relies heavily on tourism.
ABC News Correspondent Molly Hunter joined us from Jerusalem.