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Death Toll in Istanbul Terrorist Attack Rises to 41

Over 40 people have now been declared dead following Tuesday’s terrorist attack at the Istanbul international airport, after initial reports had downplayed the extent of the carnage.

Late on Tuesday, reports emerged of a double suicide bombing at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport, with media reporting that 10 people had been killed and 20 others wounded.

Shortly after the attack, Oilprice.com sources on the ground spoke with Turkish officials on condition of anonymity, learning that the attack was much more devastating than initially portrayed.

The death toll is now being reported at 41 killed and over 130 wounded, and two terrorists have now become three. Turkish media are referring to the incident as a “Brussels-style attack”, referring to coordinated terrorist incidents at the international airport and a metro station in Brussels in March, which killed 32 people.

On Wednesday morning, flights had resumed at Ataturk airport after having been cancelled or delayed after the attack.

Among the 37 identified victims were 10 foreign nationals and three dual citizens, the Istanbul Governorate said in a statement on Wednesday, according to the Daily Sabah.

The media outlet reported that three suicide bombers carried out the attacks in three different spots at the airport, with initial indications that the Islamic State (ISIS/Daesh) was responsible, according to Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.

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Terrorists bombed the entrance to the international flights terminal, the domestic flights terminal and the parking lot.

According to Oilprice.com official sources, the terrorists first exploded a bomb outside the terminal and then stormed the terminal, firing AK47s at the crowd before blowing themselves up. This has since been confirmed by the Turkish Justice Minister.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling for an international "joint fight" against terror after the attack.

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This is the fourth deadly attack in Istanbul this year. Most recently, in the first week of June, 11 people were killed in an attack claimed by a group linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the center of Istanbul.

By Julianne Geiger for Oilprice.com

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