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Guy Tweets Insane Story Of Coming Face To Face With The Istanbul Attacker

The attacks on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport may have occurred halfway around the world, but an Iraqi journalist's story could make you feel like you were there.

The story comes from US-based reporter Steven Nabil, who was in Turkey on Tuesday when three attackers opened fire at Ataturk. Nabil was taking a flight from Istanbul to New York City with his wife, having gone away for his honeymoon.

His account shares horrifying details of coming "face-to-face" with an attacker and how he reacted when he thought he and his wife might die.

The story began with him trying to get food.

And ended with a short video of him showing police clearing out the area.

Here's the full stream of tweets.

The three men who attacked the airport detonated suicide bombs once police fired at them, according to BBC. Their attack killed over 40 people and injured over 230.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave an ominous assessment of the attack.

The bombs that exploded in Istanbul today could have gone off at any airport in any city around the world.

Regardless of where it was, though, Nabil story made the attack feel closer than usual.

Citations: Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: 41 dead and more than 230 hurt (BBC)