DEVELOPING: Three Explosions and Gunfire Reported at the Istanbul Airport

June 29th 2016

Kyle Jaeger

UPDATE 8:44 a.m. PST — Turkish officials say that 41 people died and 239 others were injured during the attack.

Three explosions and gunfire rocked the Istanbul Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday, Turkish officials said, according to CNN.

The Turkish ministry reports that there were multiple injuries and fatalities, but further details are not yet available. ATTN: will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

Here's what we know.

  • A Turkish official says that at least two attackers (CNN is reporting three) were involved, and that they "blew themselves up" after police opened fire on them, the AP reports.
  • Turkish officials says that at least 32 people are dead and more than 88 others are injured, according to CNN.
  • Three explosions and gunfire were reported at the Istanbul Ataturk airport, according to CNN.
  • CNN reports that the attack took place inside the airport's international departures area.
  • The Instanbul Ataturk airport is the main international airport, located in Istanbul.


  • Injuries have been reported by the Turkish ministry.
  • Conflict News has a livestream from the scene, which you can watch here.

This story is developing. Check back here for more information.

Update: 6/29 8:44 a.m. PST: This story was updated to include additional information about the death toll and number of injured people in the Istanbul attack.

  • Correction:June 29, 2015Correction: 6/29 8:44 a.m. PST: This story originally included an image that was not of the Istanbul attack. ATTN: regrets this error.  
This story was first published June 29th 2016.