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Workers start repairs at Ataturk airport

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 00:52

Repair work is underway at Turkey's main international airport in Istanbul after Tuesday's suicide attack blamed on Islamic State. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Workers began repairs at Istanbul 's Ataturk airport on Wednesday (June 29) after 36 were killed and 150 wounded in what Turkey's prime minister said appeared to have been a suicide attack by Islamic State militants on Tuesday (June 28). Footage shot inside the airport showed destroyed sections of the international arrivals hall and blood on the ceiling. The attack on Europe's third-busiest airport was one of the deadliest in a recent series of suicide bombings in Turkey, which is part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State. The country is struggling to contain the spillover from neighbouring Syria's civil war. Turkey is also battling an insurgency by Kurdish militants in its largely Kurdish southeast. Ataturk is Turkey's largest airport and a major transport hub for travellers from around the world. Turkey has suffered a number of bombings this year, including two suicide attacks targeting tourist areas of Istanbul, blamed on Islamic State.

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Workers start repairs at Ataturk airport

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 00:52