People gather on the entrance to Istanbul's Ataturk airport, early Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Suspected Islamic State group extremists have hit the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing dozens of people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said Tuesday. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey.
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – The Health Ministry in Kyrgyzstan says a cargo plane has crashed in a residential area just outside the Central Asian country's main airport, killing 32 people. The ministry said Monday that the Turkish airline Boeing 747 crash-landed just outside the Manas airport, south of the capital Bishkek, killing at least 15 people in a residential area adjacent to the airport as well as 17 people onboard the plane. Local emergency services are working on the scene. Until 2014, the U.S. military operated a military installation at the Manas airport, using it primarily for its operations in Afghanistan.
Flights have been cancelled, public transport across the city has been shut down and travellers have been advised to contact their airline or tour operator for the latest updates. The disruption spread to other airports, with security has being tightened at other airports across Europe including Paris and London Gatwick. Brussels Airport was evacuated following the twin blasts, flights were diverted and rail travel to the airport was suspended. All airport operations have been suspended until further notice. Follow the information on our website.