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Terror attack at Ataturk Airport, Turkey

A total of 41 people are now known to have died during a suicide bomb attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.

Some 13 of those killed are believed to be foreign nationals, while a further 239 people were injured in the attack.

Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance late on Tuesday evening.

They blew themselves up after police fired back.

No group has yet claimed to have carried out the attack.

However, Turkish officials have suggested in bore the hallmarks of the so-called Islamic State group.

Of those injured, 109 have now been discharged from hospital.

Flights had resumed in the early morning, though with many cancellations and delays.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attack should serve as a turning point in the global fight against militant groups.

Ataturk Airport is the third busiest in Europe, welcome 61 million passengers in 2015.

Over 2,500,000 British nationals visit Turkey every year.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office said in a statement: “It is generally safe to travel but you should take additional safety precautions.

“You should be alert to your surroundings and remain vigilant in crowded places popular with tourists.”