Explosions and gunfire rock Ataturk airport in Istanbul: At least ten dead

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A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport has killed at least 10 people and injured others, with reports of at least one suicide bomber, the BBC reports.

At least 20 people were also wounded with casualties being reportedly rushed to hospital in taxis.

Police opened fire to stop the suspects at an entry point, Reuters reports.

“Ten people have been killed according to a preliminary toll,” Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said.

“According to the information I was given, a terrorist at the international terminal entrance first opened fire with a Kalashnikov and then blew himself up,” the minister added, according to the Associated Press.

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