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6 deadliest airport terror attacks of the 21st century

The recent Istanbul bombings have claimed at least 42 lives while the death toll is feared to rise, as some of the injured are still in critical condition. The suspected ISIS attack is among the deadliest ones carried out by terror groups at airports.

LOCATION: Istanbul Ataturk International Airport, Turkey

DATE: June 28, 2016

CASUALTIES: At least 42 dead, 238 injured

Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the largest airport in Turkey, and the third busiest in Europe after London’s Heathrow and Paris’s Charles de Gaulle. Its total passenger traffic was some 61 million people in 2015.

The explosions occurred in the airport’s international arrivals terminal. The attacks on the airport involved three suicide bombers. An investigation has revealed that all three opened fire before detonating their explosive devices.

The victims included at least 10 foreign nationals and three people with dual citizenship, authorities said.
LOCATION: Brussels Zaventem International Airport, Belgium

DATE: March 22, 2016