Witnesses have described the bloodshed and carnage after three suicide bombers opened fire then blew themselves up in Istanbul’s main international airport.
A total of 41 people – 10 of them foreign nationals – are dead and 239 wounded after an attacker sprayed the departures hall with an automatic rifle, sending passengers diving for cover and trying to flee.
All three then blew themselves up in the arrivals hall a floor below, witnesses and officials said.
An Iranian, a Ukrainian and an Uzbek are among the dead. A total of 109 of the wounded have been discharged from hospital.
Turkey’s prime minister said it appears to have been an attack by ISIS terrorists.
CCTV has emerged that appears to show one of the gunmen, wearing a dark jacket and red top, aiming an assault rifle.
Most of those killed were Turkish nationals but foreigners were also among the dead, a Turkish official said.
The Foreign Office said it was “urgently seeking further information” about possible British casualties.
Turkish media has reported that a man called Yusuf Haznedaroğlu was killed in the attack.
Haberturk news reported the airport worker was on his way home to his wife after his shift ended. They had only been married for 10 days.
Another confirmed victim is Ertan An.
The married-father-of one is an interpreter and was with a group of tourists when he was killed. His wife is six months pregnant.
Cagatay Col, 27, a desk officer and Mustafa Bayrakli, a 51-year-old taxi driver, were also killed.
A woman named Duygu, who was at passport control after arriving from Germany, said she threw herself to the floor after the explosion. “Everyone started running away.
Everywhere was covered with blood and body parts. I saw bullet holes on the doors,” she said.
A British man who entered the airport moments after the explosion said it was “like something out of a disaster movie”.