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Wave of attacks in Turkey kills 8

Aug 11 2015 : The Times of India (Chennai)
Wave of attacks in Turkey kills 8
Two assailants opened fire at the US consulate building in Istanbul on Monday , touching off a gunfight with police before fleeing the scene, Turkish media reports said.

One of the assailants, a woman, was later captured at a nearby building and hospitalized. Turkey's state-run Anadolu agency , quoting unnamed police sources, said she has been identified as 42year-old Hatice Asik, a member of the far-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Army-Front, or DHKP-C. The group claimed responsibili ty for a 2013 suicide attack on the US embassy in Ankara.

Hours earlier an overnight bomb attack at a police station in Istanbul injured three policemen and seven civilians and caused a fire that collapsed part of the threestory building. Unknown assailants later fired on police inspecting the scene of the explosion, sparking another gunfight that killed a member of the police inspection team and two assailants.

Also on Monday , Kurdish rebels in the southeastern province of Sirnak fired at a helicopter carrying con scripts who either had finished their term of duty or were taking leave, killing one of them and injuring another, the military said.

Four police were also killed in Sirnak province when their armored vehicle was attacked with a roadside bomb, the Dogan news agency reported. AP

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