Istanbul’s governor says the death toll from Tuesday’s terror attack at the Ataturk international airport has risen to 41.
More than 230 people wounded.
Three suicide bombers arrived at the airport in a taxi and blew themselves up after opening fire on travellers and visitors at the airport.
Surveillance video shows a huge ball of fire and airport passengers fleeing in terror.
A Turkish official says the victims include 23 Turkish citizens and 13 foreign nationals, but there was no immediate word on the victims’ nationalities.
Turkish officials are blaming the attack on three suspected militants from the Islamic State group.
Turkey’s president says the fact this attack took place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan shows that terrorism strikes “with no regard to faith and values.”
Workers have been removing debris from a destroyed terminal and the airport has partially reopened.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has strongly condemned the attack and tweeted, “we stand with our allies against terrorism.”
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the United States condemns in the strongest terms possible, adding “along with all of our friends and allies around the world, as we continue to confront the threat of terrorism.”
Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary-general, said in a statement “My thoughts are with the families of the victims, those injured and the people of Turkey. There can be no justification for terrorism.”
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the “terrorist attack” and is calling for the perpetrators to be identified and brought to justice.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his condolences.
France’s foreign minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, called the attack “odious and cowardly.”
Greece’s Foreign Ministry has expressed “rage and revulsion” over the attack.
Pope Francis has denounced the “brutal terrorist attack” and is calling for the killers behind it to change their ways.
(with files from The Canadian Press)