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2 Killed in Shooting in Front of Istanbul Courthouse

7 Feb 2024 01:22

Islam Times - Two people were killed and five others were injured in a shooting in front of a courthouse in Istanbul, Turkish interior ministry said Tuesday.

Two perpetrators, one man and one woman, opened fire on the grounds of the Ça─člayan Courthouse, killing two and injuring five, including three police officers, at nearly noon, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said via X, Daily Sabah reports.

Police prevented an attack on a security checkpoint at the courthouse, which was allegedly the actual target, according to the minister.

The attackers were killed on-site during a shoot-out with the police, Yerlikaya informed, adding that an investigation was underway.

He said the perpetrators were identified as members of the far-left terror group DHKP-C.

The incident comes months after a similar attack in front of the police headquarters in the capital Ankara in October last year, which the PKK terrorists had claimed.

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