At least 41 people were killed and 239 more injured late Tuesday night when three armed attackers opened fire before blowing themselves up in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport.
While no group has yet claimed responsibility, officials, including Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, believe the attacks were likely ISIS-inspired, ABC News reported. This is the latest—and deadliest—in a string of terrorist attacks in Turkey this year.
Video footage shows a crowd of people fleeing immediately following the flashes of an explosion.
Atatürk Havalimanı'nda çekilen görüntülerde canlı bomba saldırısı öncesi insanların ters yöne koştuğu görülüyor. pic.twitter.com/PqPMWvPNre
— 140journos (@140journos) June 28, 2016
Already, reports of heroes emerging in the midst of tragedy have begun to come in—taxi drivers carrying and shuttling victims to the hospital, people lining up to donate blood, and a police officer who confronted and took down one of the suicide bombers.
CCTV footage shows the officer, Yasin Durna, confronting the terrorist and shooting him. The man then falls to the ground, giving the people in the airport—and Durna himself—the chance to run away before the suicide bomber was able to detonate his explosive.
Polisin bombacı orospu çocuklarından birisinin anasını siktiği o an. Çok kişiyi kurtardı bu polis, helal olsun! pic.twitter.com/t5FTqJdgbj
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The Daily Mail reported that Durna was hit by the explosion, but is now recovering and in stable condition. The publication also reported that customs officer Umut Sakaroğlu is being lauded for his similarly heroic actions after he shot at the suicide bomber when he realized the dangerous situation at hand. The bomber then detonated himself, killing Sakaroğlu.
Of the 239 injured, 130 remained in the hospital Wednesday.