Terror in Turkey: 41 Killed in Istanbul Attack, Airport Resumes Flights
It’s been just over 24 hours since terror stormed through a Turkish airport, and the CIA says the attack has all the hallmarks of ISIS.
We know at least 41 people are dead, and more than 200 are injured.
No group has officially claimed it is behind the attack.
Istanbul’s main airport is already back open.
U.S. intelligence experts say the terrorists were armed with grenades, suicide vests and automatic weapons.
Guns and explosives are a common ISIS tactic.
President Barack Obama condemned the attacks while traveling in Canada.
Just this week, the U.S. State Department warned American citizens about increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and to avoid travel to the southeastern part of the country.
This is not the first time Turkey has been a target of terror.
Four areas have been attacked multiple times so far this year.
There have been eight attacks in 2016 alone.
The first, a suicide blast in January at Sultanahmet Square, where 13 people died.
In February, an explosion targeted military vehicles killing 29.
In March, also in Ankara where a car bomb killed 37 people.
Days later, four were killed by a suicide bomber in Istanbul.
The same month, seven police officers died in a car bombing.
Earlier this month, a car bomb targeting a police bus killed 11 people in Istanbul.
The next day, another bomb went off in Midyat.
Finally, Tuesday the airport attack in Istanbul.
There are no reports of any Americans killed or injured.