Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport has witnessed a very horrific bomb and gun attack that killed 36 people and 147 injured, that was carried out by three terrorists, officials say.
The suspected terrorist opened fire with AK-47s near an entry point to the terminal late on Tuesday and blew themselves up after police fired at them, Turkish officials say.
Two were at the international terminal, and the third terrorist was in the nearby parking lot, a Turkish official told CNN. All three detonated suicide vests.
Video footage has appeared to show a man being shot by a police officer and, subsequently, detonating an explosive device. The blast tore through the airport terminal.
Watch the moment the heroic police officer shot the attacker, then running away after sensing the terrorist was about to detonate a suicide vest:
Turkish officials said the death toll might rise to 50, after 36 people were killed and 147 wounded.
Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim said early signs suggested that ISIS was behind the attack.