Istanbul Airport Bombed: At Least 10 Dead, Dozens Injured in Reported Suicide Attack

At least 28 people were killed and 60 injured when three explosions and gunfire erupted in the Istanbul Ataturk airport Tuesday, Istanbul’s governor confirmed, according to the Associated Press and CNN.

Multiple suicide bombers detonated themselves after an exchange of gunfire with police, an internal alert being circulated among U.S. law enforcement agencies says.

The State Department confirmed the attack on Twitter, writing, “Multiple casualties and wounded reported at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport in #Turkey.”

“US Consulate working to determine if US citizens are among victims in #Turkey. Updates forthcoming,” the State Department added.

Confirming reports of two explosions and gunfire at Istanbul Ataturk airport in #Turkey.

— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) June 28, 2016

US Consulate working to determine if US citizens are among victims in #Turkey. Updates forthcoming.

— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) June 28, 2016

Multiple casualties and wounded reported at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport in #Turkey. U.S citizens are advised to avoid the area.

— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) June 28, 2016

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The scene outside of Turkey’s Ataturk Airport

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Taxis are ferrying the wounded from the airport, according to reports. Pictures taken outside of the International terminal showed emergency crews collecting the dead in body bags and heavily armed soldiers standing guard.

Istanbul Ataturk Airport is one of the busiest international airports in the world, handling 62 million passengers a year.

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Medics wait outside of the Ataturk Airport

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No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

President Barack Obama has been briefed on the explosions by the assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, a White House Official confirmed to PEOPLE.

Over the past year, Turkey has endured a spate of terror attacks due to campaigns by both ISIS and Kurdish militants. Turkey is part of the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS and routinely bombs ISIS targets across the Turkish border in Syria.

One day before the attack, the US State Department updated a travel warning for Turkey that was originally issued in March. The warning urges U.S. citizens to “exercise heightened vigilance and caution when visiting public access areas, especially those heavily frequented by tourists.”

An estimated 400,000 Americans visited turkey in 2014, according to a U.S. Department of Commerce survey.

The bombings come just months after the terror attacks on the Brussels Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station left 32 dead.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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