Two explosions hit Istanbul’s main Ataturk airport on Tuesday, wounding several people, a Turkish official told Reuters.
A witness told broadcaster CNN Turk that gunfire was heard from the carpark at the airport, Turkey’s largest. Taxis were ferrying wounded people from the airport, the witness told CNN Turk.
Separately, an official told the Associated Press it was unclear whether the explosions were caused by bombs or a suicide attack. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government protocol.
The state-run TRT television said an explosion hit a control point at the international arrival terminal of the airport.
Turkish media reported the sound of gunfire at the scene, the AP reported. Turkey has suffered several bombings in recent months linked to Kurdish or Islamic State group militants. The bombings included two in Istanbul targeting tourists — which the authorities have blamed on the Islamic State group.
The attacks have increased in scale and frequency, scaring off tourists and hurting the economy, which relies heavily on tourism revenues. The Turkish lira weakened slightly against the dollar after the news.
At least 10 people were killed and multiple injured in twin explosions that rocked Ataturk Airport in Istanbul on Wednesday, says Turkish justice minster.