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Photos From The Istanbul Attack Scene Show Devastating Chaos & Confusion

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At least 31 people were killed and hundreds were injured on Tuesday after three suicide bombers detonated explosive devices outside the Istanbul Ataturk Airport in one of the worst terror attacks in Istanbul's history. The attackers opened fire outside the arrivals gate at the airport, one of the world's busiest, before blowing themselves up when police retaliated. Photos from the Istanbul attack scene show chaos and confusion.

Passengers were seen crouching on the ground and shouting "Get down!" Outside the airport, the scene was no less chaotic. Medics ferried bloody bodies into ambulances and tearful family members hugged each other, awaiting news from loved ones.

"There was a huge explosion, extremely loud. The roof came down. Inside the airport it is terrible, you can't recognize it, the damage is big," Ali Tekin, a witness, told Reuters. Shattered glass and fallen tiles lined the inside and outside of the terminal, and a AK-47 was seen strewn on the floor.

"The attack, which took place during the holy month of Ramadan, shows that terrorism strikes with no regard for faith and values," said Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. He added that the attacks could have happened in any city and called for a united war against terrorism.

Photos of the scene in the aftermath were devastating:

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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JUNE 28: People wait outside the Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, after it was hit by a suicide bomb attack on June 28, 2016, Turkey. Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul, killing at least 28 people and wounding at least 60 people according to Justice Minister Bekir Bozdagç. (Photo by Mehmet Ali Poyraz/Getty Images)
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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JUNE 29: A wounded girl from the Ataturk Airport suicide bomb attack is carried to the Bakirkoy Sadi Konuk Hospital, in the early hours of June 29, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul, killing at least 31 people and wounding 147 people according to Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag. (Photo by Defne Karadeniz/Getty Images)
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Forensic police work the explosion site at Ataturk airport on June 28, 2016 in Istanbul after two explosions followed by gunfire hit Turkey's biggest airport, killing at least 28 people and injured 20. All flights at Istanbul's Ataturk international airport were suspended on June 28, 2016 after a suicide attack left at least 10 people dead and 20 others wounded, Turkish television stations reported. / AFP / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)
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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JUNE 28: Passengers who survived from the suicide bomb attack cry as they leave the Turkey's largest airport, Istanbul Ataturk, June 28, 2016, Turkey. Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul, killing at least 28 people and wounding at least 60 people according to Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin. (Photo by Gokhan Tan/Getty Images)
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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JUNE 29: A relative of the Ataturk Airport suicide bomb attack victim wait outside Bakirkoy Sadi Konuk Hospital as he talks on phone, in the early hours of June 29, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul, killing at least 31 people and wounding 147 people according to Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag. (Photo by Defne Karadeniz/Getty Images)
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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JUNE 29: A relative of the Ataturk Airport suicide bomb attack victim wait dejectedly outside Bakirkoy Sadi Konuk Hospital, in the early hours of June 29, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul, killing at least 31 people and wounding 147 people according to Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag. (Photo by Defne Karadeniz/Getty Images)
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EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / People stand outside the entrance as they leave the airport after two explosions followed by gunfire hit the Turkey's biggest airport of Ataturk in Istanbul, on June 28, 2016. At least 10 people were killed on June 28, 2016 evening in a suicide attack at the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said. Turkey has been hit by a string of deadly attacks in the past year, blamed on both Kurdish rebels and the Islamic State jihadist group. / AFP / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)
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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JUNE 29: A relative of the Ataturk Airport suicide bomb attack victim waits outside Bakirkoy Sadi Konuk Hospital as she cries, in the early hours of June 29, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul, killing at least 31 people and wounding 147 people according to Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag. (Photo by Defne Karadeniz/Getty Images)
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A Turkish police officer directs a passenger at Ataturk airport in Istanbul June 28, 2016 after two explosions followed by gunfire hit Turkey's biggest airport, killing at least 28 people and injuring 20. All flights at Istanbul's Ataturk international airport were suspended on June 28, 2016 after a suicide attack left at least 10 people dead and 20 others wounded, Turkish television stations reported. / AFP / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Forensic police work the explosion site at Ataturk airport on June 28, 2016 in Istanbul after two explosions followed by gunfire hit Turkey's biggest airport, killing at least 28 people and injured 20. All flights at Istanbul's Ataturk international airport were suspended on June 28, 2016 after a suicide attack left at least 10 people dead and 20 others wounded, Turkish television stations reported. / AFP / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said he believed the attack was carried out by ISIS, but the investigation is ongoing. So far, no group has come forward to claim responsibility.

Graphic video footage from the airport posted on Twitter showed what appeared to be one of the attackers falling down and then detonating himself. Airport employees ran out of the building. Flights to and from the airport were halted and passengers were transported to a hotel.

“Our world is turned upside down,” Asli Aydintasbas, who been aboard a diverted flight told The New York Times. Istanbul “was a happening town, cutting edge in arts and culture — it’s the kind of place that Conde Nast would write about,” she said. “Now this is a Middle Eastern country where these things happen.”

The Red Crescent encouraged people in Turkey to donate blood at donation centers and avoid roads to allow ambulances to get to the scene.