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Bombing at Istanbul airport

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Fairylea Tue 28-Jun-16 20:49:38

Oh my goodness, two suicide bombers apparently sad just awful.

Emochild Tue 28-Jun-16 21:10:26

Just seen it pop up on itv

Scary stuff

Emochild Tue 28-Jun-16 21:14:13

Link to the news

AuntieStella Tue 28-Jun-16 21:21:36

Oh, that's horrible.

The report says he opened fire with a Kalashnikov before detonation.

EdithWeston Tue 28-Jun-16 22:01:38

Lead story on the ITV news.

Awful sad

giraffesCantReachTheirToes Tue 28-Jun-16 22:07:01

Utterly awful

EdithWeston Tue 28-Jun-16 23:32:55

The number who died has risen to 28, with about 60 injured. It's being described as a major coordinated attack

concertplayer Wed 29-Jun-16 05:59:49

Yes and with all the Referendum stuff going on terrorists will see this as a
good chance to cause more havoc Sad but not surprised

jacksoncannery Wed 29-Jun-16 06:33:47

Went to bed early and missed this. Utterly horrific.

StealthPolarBear Wed 29-Jun-16 06:35:30

I briefly saw this last night. I didn't realise there were two of them. Awful.

StealthPolarBear Wed 29-Jun-16 06:36:02

At least 36 dead now

EdithWeston Wed 29-Jun-16 06:50:35

Yes, I've woken up to the news of the increasing death toll and number of casualties - now estimated to be about 140.

Fairylea Wed 29-Jun-16 06:59:39

There doesn't seem to be as much coverage and outpouring of emotion about this attack compared to the recent ones in Paris etc. I think it's very scary that we are becoming more desensitised to these things.

P1nkP0ppy Wed 29-Jun-16 07:06:59

Dd flies via Istabul for her job, thank heavens she was there for an early flight yesterday and is safely home. We're both very shocked, she said it was a matter of time when we last spoke.
Utterly horrific, those poor, poor people.

Helmetbymidnight Wed 29-Jun-16 07:09:22

Terrible news.

meditrina Wed 29-Jun-16 07:15:03

Yes, to desensitisation.

The coverage of attacks in huge swathes of the world is much lower than in others. There have been multiple terrorist atttacks in Nigeria, Afganistan, Egypt, Pakistan, Iraq and Turkey itself just in the first six months of this year.

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Wed 29-Jun-16 07:51:24

Yes, I don't think it's just desensitisation. Or at least it is but we are more desensitised to it in places where we assume it happens lots.

This is the 4th attack in Istanbul this year I think.

meditrina Wed 29-Jun-16 07:56:20

Though as they pointed out, this could have happened at any major airport.

This one did have screening for foot passengers on the way into the terminal buildings (before they go through check in and full security for airside access) but it's less clear about cars. But even those partial level of checks are more than happen in many airports.

And I suppose that wherever your outer perimeter is, the risks will remain.

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Wed 29-Jun-16 08:02:59

There isn't screening for cars, or at least I don't remember ever having been screened. But I think you are right about just moving the place of the attack to the outer perimeter wherever you place it.

meditrina Wed 29-Jun-16 08:07:47

BBC correspondent has just said that it is a major, co-ordinated attack to get round the level of security measures around the airport.

Turkish authorities said they believe it was Da'esh.

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Wed 29-Jun-16 08:27:55

That seemed to be what they were hinting at last night, while not completely ruling out other groups. They sound a bit more clear on that this morning.

areyoubeingserviced Wed 29-Jun-16 08:34:08

I am surprised that this happened at the airport.
I have been to Istanbul several times and bags are checked as you enter the airport.
It's sad , Istanbul is a wonderful place to visit

Cathaka15 Wed 29-Jun-16 08:39:18

This is very sad but not surprising. Also Turkey joining of the eu was my main reason to vote leave. That country is spewing out so many terrorists it's scary. I feel sorry for the people of turkey. Their government is evil.

Nannawifeofbaldr Wed 29-Jun-16 08:45:40

This is very shocking. I've travelled through Ataturk hundreds of times with work. I always felt that the security there was very high.

Those poor people.

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Wed 29-Jun-16 09:46:15

This is very sad but not surprising. Also Turkey joining of the eu was my main reason to vote leave.

Really? You think now is an appropriate time to bring that up?

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