Monday 5 December 2016

At a glance: Airport attacks 2011-2016

Published 29/06/2016 | 06:45

People leave Istanbul's Ataturk airport after the attack
People leave Istanbul's Ataturk airport after the attack
People leave Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, Turkey, following the blast
Airline crew members leave Ataturk airport following the blast
An injured woman covers her face as she is carried by paramedics into ambulance at Istanbul Ataturk airport
People leave Istanbul Ataturk airport following the blast

The attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport is the latest assault on an airport in recent years.

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June 26, 2016: Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers target the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing at least 36 people and wounding many others.

June 12, 2016: An explosion at a check-in-area of Shanghai's main international airport injures four people. The blast at Pudong International Airport, China's second-busiest, is carried out using fireworks stuffed inside empty beer bottles.

March 22, 2016: 16 people are killed in two suicide bombings as bombs rip through check-in counters at Brussels Airport. IS claims responsibility for the attack. A subsequent explosion at a Brussels subway station kills 16 more people.

March 7 2016: A bomb explodes in a piece of luggage at an airport in a central Somali town, wounding three people. Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, claim responsibility.

December 28, 2015: A suicide car bomb attack kills one civilian near the eastern entrance of Kabul International Airport. Another 13 civilians were wounded. The Taliban claims responsibility .

August 17, 2015: An explosion near Kabul's airport appears to have been caused by a suicide car bomb. Police say a suicide car bomber struck the front gate of the airport.

March 21, 2015: A machete-wielding man attacks TSA officers at New Orleans' International Airport and is shot dead. Authorities later say he was carrying a bag loaded with Molotov cocktails. One TSA officer is slightly injured.

February 3, 2015: Two explosives are defused at Cairo International Airport. Officials say one bomb was planted in the arrival hall of the terminal hosting EgyptAir. Another is planted near a police patrol location in the airport's car park. No one is injured.

December 11, 2013: Car bomb explodes near a gate used by Nato troops in the northern section of Kabul's airport. The Taliban claims responsibility.

July 20, 2013: A partly-paralysed man explodes a bomb inside Beijing Capital International Airport in hopes of winning redress over an alleged beating by public officials. He is the only person injured in the explosion.

July 18, 2012: A bomb explodes on a bus carrying Israeli tourists at the airport in Burgas, Bulgaria, killing five of the tourists, the Bulgarian bus driver and the suicide bomber. Another 35 people are hurt. In 2014, Bulgaria's interior minister says he is convinced the Shiite militant group Hezbollah is behind the bus bombing.

February 27, 2012: Suicide car bomber struck at the gates of Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan, killing nine people. The Taliban says the attack on the airport, which serves both civilian and international military aircraft, is revenge for the burning of Muslim holy books at an American military base.

January 24, 2011: Suicide bomber blows himself up in the international arrivals area of Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, killing 37 people and wounding 180 others. Chechen rebels claim responsibility. Russia's Federal Investigative Committee later identifies the suicide bomber as a 20 year old from the North Caucasus region.

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