The Associated Press, quoting an anonymous Turkish official, reported that “nearly” 50 people were dead in the blasts at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The private NTV broadcaster, citing hospital sources, reported that at least 150 people had been wounded. A Turkish official told Reuters that the “vast majority” of victims were Turkish, but some foreigners were also affected.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the same senior Turkish official told AP that initial indications suggested the Islamic State terror group (ISIS) were behind the attack. According to Reuters, a police source also told the Dogan News Agency, “ISIS is behind the attack.” There was no immediate formal confirmation from the Ankara government.

The attack occurred one day before the two-year anniversary of ISIS declaring a caliphate across large swathes of Iraq and Syria, led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Initial reports indicated that there had been two suicide bombers, at least one of whom attacked the airport’s international terminal. Istanbul provincial governor Vasip Sahin said authorities believed there were three attackers because three explosions had been heard.

Now it it being reported that there were at least 4 attackers and authorities believe that there were many more terrorists that left the scene after the initial attacks.

Here is the report via FOX:

The number of deaths has gone up to 50.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign released a statement saying, “The terrorist threat has never been greater … We must take steps now to protect America from terrorists, and do everything in our power to improve our security to keep America safe.”

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released a statement saying the attack “only strengthens our resolve to defeat the forces of terrorism and radical jihadism around the world. And it reminds us that the United States cannot retreat.”

We will keep you updated as more details emerge.

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