Update: 41 killed, more than 230 injured in bombing at Istanbul airport

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Update: Officials said the number of people killed in a string of explosions at a Turkish airport Tuesday has risen.

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According to the Tribune News Service, 41 people were killed and more than 230 injured when at least three attackers targeted Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Europe's third busiest by passenger volume.

The BBC reports three attackers came to the airport via taxi and opened fire. All three later blew themselves up after police began shooting back.

The White House called the attacks "heinous," and said their condolences go to the families and loved ones of those killed, as well as people injured. The statement adds: "We remain steadfast in our support for Turkey, a NATO ally," along with other countries around the world fighting terrorism.

https://twitter.com/euronews/status/747911834959745024

The New York Times reports police fired shots at two of the suspected attackers at the entryway to the international terminal to stop them before they reached the security checkpoint, at which point they detonated their bombs.

Recent bombings in the country have been linked to either Kurdish separatists or the Islamic State group, the BBC writes, but this has the hallmarks of a larger-scale, more coordinated strike.

https://twitter.com/BBCBreakfast/status/748053355793162240

The Tribune News Service says Turkish officials are blaming a local Islamic State cell, though no group has actually claimed responsibility.

Flights between the U.S. and Turkey have been suspended by the Federal Aviation Authority in the wake of the attack, ABC News reports

The New York Times has footage gathered from social media that appears to show the explosions, including grainy video where a suspect detonates a bomb after being shot by police.

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