Flights Resume After Istanbul Ataturk Airport Attack

People leave Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, Turkey, following a blast June 28, 2016. (REUTERS/Osman Orsal )

People leave Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, Turkey, following a blast June 28, 2016.    (REUTERS/Osman Orsal )
People leave Turkey’s largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, Turkey, following a blast June 28, 2016. (REUTERS/Osman Orsal )

Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport recommenced flight operations just hours after a gun and bomb attack killed 44 people and injured more than 230 others on June 28.
Three attackers began shooting outside and inside the international terminal late on Tuesday evening and then blew themselves up after police returned fire.
The Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, has said the attackers had arrived at the airport in a taxi.
A video posted on social media shows one of the attackers being shot by a policeman inside the departures hall. The attacker lies on the ground for several seconds before blowing himself up. All flights in and out of Ataturk (IATA: IST) were initially cancelled after the attack, but the airport reopened at 0500 local time the next morning.