Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

video Finance Videos

IS behind airport blast: Turkey PM

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 01:36

Turkey's prime minister says security forces believe Islamic State militants are to blame for the deadly attack on Istanbul's airport. Paul Chapman reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

Video shot by passengers at Istanbul's main international airport shows the scenes of panic in the immediate aftermath of Tuesday's gun and bomb attack. At least 36 people died when the three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up. Around 150 others have been wounded. On Wednesday Turkey's prime minister said security forces believed Islamic State militants were responsible. (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH PRIME MINISTER, BINALI YILDIRIM, SAYING: "Findings by our security forces indicate that this terror attack was carried out by Daesh (Islamic State). Even though the findings point to Daesh, the probe is still underway. The airport reopened to air traffic as of 2:22am (2322GMT) and air traffic returned to normal." The assault on Ataturk, Turkey's largest airport, started at around 1850GMT on Tuesday. Most of those killed were Turkish nationals but officials say there were also some foreigners among them. The bloodshed bears similarities to a suicide bombing by Islamic State militants at Brussels airport and a metro train in March which killed 32 people.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

IS behind airport blast: Turkey PM

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 01:36