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At least 42 killed, 250 wounded during terror attack Ataturk Airport, Istanbul

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/28/europe...cks/index.html

-At least 28 36 42 people have been killed and 60 147 250 others wounded in the attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey, Istanbul Gov. Vasip Sahin told Turkey's state-run news agency TRT.

It is unclear if the total includes the bombers. Another report, from semi-official news agency Anadolu, said six of the wounded are in critical condition. A total of 49 ambulances were sent to the site.

Turkey's Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag earlier said at least 10 people were killed and 20 others injured. The suicide bombers were also killed. Bozdag said one attacker "first opened fire with a Kalashnikov then detonated himself" at the airport entrance.

In total three bombs exploded, the governor told.

One of them was located just outside a terminal on the pavement, while the other was at the security gate at the entrance to the airport, Bozdag told.

Authorities said no bombs exploded within airport buildings, according to the minister.

A video posted to Twitter shows a view from a camera inside an airport terminal. A few dozen people are walking around when a bright flash and fireball erupt in the background.

A Turkish official told that police fired shots at suspects near the international terminal in an effort to neutralize them.

Videos posted on social media show travelers sitting on the airport floor. A man shouts, "Get down! Get down!" Someone cries as a gunshot rings out.

Istanbul Ataturk Airport

It's the 11th busiest in the world in terms of terms of passenger traffic (2015)

It's Europe's third busiest airport (2015)

Almost 62 million passengers pass through each year

There are two main passenger terminals

Terminal 1 is older, smaller and handles domestic travel

Terminal 2 is the newer, bigger international terminal

There is a vehicle checkpoint at the entrance to the airport compound.

There is also an X-ray security checkpoint before entering the terminal

The airport is roughly 15 miles from the city

Ataturk Airport is "one of the most secure airports in the world," senior law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes says. But the airport has been "very overwhelmed for several decades with terrorism from PKK."

The U.S. embassy in Ankara, the Turkish capital, is sending consular officers to the airport to account for any potential U.S. victims. But there are no indications of any American casualties at this point, a senior State Department official told CNN's Elise Labott.

The attacks happened on a warm summer night at the airport, east of Istanbul, that is the 11th busiest in the world in terms of passenger traffic.

"There are all of the major European and American boutiques there," said Velshi, who has traveled through Turkey many times. ". You see people of all shapes and colors, in all sorts of dress. If you want to target the cosmopolitan nature of Istanbul, this is possibly the most cosmopolitan, heavily populated part.

You can target tourist areas, but this is the part where the world comes together."
[Original story, published at 4:02 p.m. ET]

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Well looks like the summer suicide season has started .. Guess this could become the new normal ..

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Video of explosion and

Video of one of the terrorists being shot and exploding

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Meanwhile, the Obama admin is praying it was a white, straight, male, Christian, Trump supporter who was responsible for this attack.

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Meanwhile, the Obama admin is praying it was a white, straight, male, Christian, Trump supporter who was responsible for this attack.
You sir, are an idiot.

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You sir, are an idiot.
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed my humor.

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I did, but imagine if it was the case? That shit would be hilarious.

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Link with another view of Islame Terrorist blowing himself up after being shot. (Last video in link.) And yeah Fready, that would be hilarious.

EDIT: The weenies at the NY Times replaced the exploding bomber video with some crap interview video. I was surprised they had it to begin with. Guess it was too much for their viewers.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/29/wo...ions.html?_r=0

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At the risk of being called an idiot .. I can all but gaurentee the Obama admisitration wishes it was anybody but an Islamic terrorist .. His love affair with the Muslim religion supersedes most common sense approaches to combating Islamic terrorism ..

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At the risk of being called an idiot .. I can all but gaurentee the Obama admisitration wishes it was anybody but an Islamic terrorist .. His love affair with the Muslim religion supersedes most common sense approaches to combating Islamic terrorism ..
Oh please, calm your shit down. I highly doubt Obama, or anyone else in the white house, secretly cross their fingers and "wish" it wasn't a fucking muslim. I can bet you they hate them just as much as anyone else, but you have to realize a President has to maintain an objective, level headed public opinion on sensitive matters. His "love affair" with the muslim community. Now get your head out your ass and use your brain and think for a second. you're confusing your own hatred for someone elses sympathy just because they dont share the same hate as you.

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