Suicide Bombers Attack Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport
Suicide bombers at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport killed at least 28 people late Tuesday, Turkish officials said.
Officials said at least 60 people were wounded.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Turkish state television reported that one explosion happened at a control point at an entry to the international arrival area.
One witness told VOA's Turkish Service: "There were two small explosions and then a large one. People scattered everywhere. They didn't know where to go. We were waiting for my sister, but couldn't find her. We're still waiting.
Witnesses said police shot at the suspects after one attacker opened fire with a gun.
All flights at Ataturk were suspended after the attack. Officials later permitted incoming flights that were in holding patterns over the city to land at the airport.
All other incoming flights were sent to other cities.
Ataturk is one of the largest and busiest airports in Europe.
Istanbul has been the target of several terror attacks this year. Earlier this month, a car bombing of a police bus killed 11 people.
1.waiting for 等待
For an hour we just hung about, waiting for material to arrive.
2.shot at 向...射击
Our battery fired off many rounds of shot at the enemy.
3.opened fire 开火
At daybreak our machine guns opened fire.
4.terror attacks 恐怖袭击
We have hot alerts on terror attacks.
1.Suicide bombers at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport killed at least 28 people late Tuesday, Turkish officials said.
at least 至少；起码
For that day at least he lost heart.
Preparations would occupy at least an hour.
2.All other incoming flights were sent to other cities.
sent to 寄往；派往
He was sent to prison for forgery.
He enclosed a letter with the book which he sent to me.
一名目击者告诉VOA土耳其通讯员：“起先只是两次小型的爆炸，之后发生了一次大爆炸 。人们四散逃命 。大家都不知道该往哪里逃 。当时我们在等姐姐，但是没有找到她 。我们还在等消息 。”
因此次恐怖袭击，阿塔图尔克机场的所有航班都被延期 。稍后政府允许已入境并等待降落的航班降落于该机场 。
伊斯坦布尔今年遭遇多次恐怖袭击 。本月初，一辆警方巴士爆炸致11人遇难 。