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Istanbul Airport Opens 4 1⁄2 Hours after Triple Suicide Bombing Attack

By Vivian Lee

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Photo of emergency workers loading a body bag into an ambulance after the June 28 attack at the Istanbul Airport. Image: ABC.

In a stunning turnaround, the Istanbul Ataturk Airport opened for business at 2:20 am local time on Wednesday June 29, after the alleged triple suicide bombing that began at 9:50 pm the night before. In a little over four hours, the airport was able to clean up all the blood and body parts that would have resulted from the mass shooting and three bombs that were said to have been detonated.[1] At present, the death toll is reported at 42, with 239 injured.

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