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Turkey attacks raise familiar question on airport security

The deadly terror attack at Turkey's largest airport has posed an all-too-familiar question to security officials: how to protect passengers and bystanders from such carnage?

The attackers arrived via taxi like many other passengers to Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport on Tuesday night. Unlike others, however, their journeys ended in a wave of bloodshed that killed 41 people and wounded hundreds of others in an attack that security analysts say was nearly impossible to stop.

"Whether you kill nearly 50 people in or outside of the airport is really just a matter of semantics," said Matthew Henman, managing editor at IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre. From...