A triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport late Tuesday night killed at least 41 people, including 13 foreigners, and wounded 239 people. Prime Minister of the country has pointed fingers on militant group Islamic State for the responsibility of the attacks.
This is the fourth terrorist attack in the country this year and by far the most devastating one. Two of earlier attacks were planed and executed by the same militant group IS. In this deadliest attack, attackers began spraying bullets at the international terminal entrance before blowing themselves up. Terrorists targeted one of the busiest airports, where people from Europe and other parts of the world come in great number, in 2015 more than 61 million passengers travelled through the airport of the biggest city of Turkey.
Ironically terrorism has become an international dilemma and indeed collective efforts required to fight this monster. It is very unlikely that one country or part of the world remain safe while others are gripped by increasing terrorism. Most European countries France, Belgium, England have become victim of terrorism in recent times. There is dire need to take proper measures by putting aside all other differences to deal with this extremely serious issue of growing terrorism. Terrorists have shown time and again by targeting people of all religions and continents that they are not fighting against any country or religion but they are the enemies of humanity. It is high time to be united under one international umbrella to figure out that how to end extremism for once and all.
Istanbul bloodshed has highlighted the need to intensify global efforts to combat extremism.