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One attacker killed, other held in assault on Istanbul police dept.

Security guard lightly wounded after returning fire on attackers, Istanbul governor says

01.04.2015
One attacker killed, other held in assault on Istanbul police dept.

ISTANBUL

Security guards at Istanbul Police Department in Vatan Street returned fire on two armed attackers Wednesday, killing one, while the other was caught soon after, said Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin.

A female attacker, carrying bombs and a long-barrel firearm, was killed when the security guards launched a counterattack, the governor said, while another male attacker who fled was arrested in less than an hour.

One of the guards was lightly wounded during the gunfire exchange, Sahin added.

The incident comes a day after members of a Marxist terrorist group raided the Istanbul courthouse and killed Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz after taking him hostage for hours.

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