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Attackers flee after firing at US consulate in Istanbul

By Associated Press in Istanbul | China Daily | Updated: 2015-08-11 07:59

Two assailants opened fire at the US consulate building in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday, fleeing after a gunfight with police, Turkish media reports said.

The state-run Anadolu Agency said police later caught one person in connection with the attack, but provided no details. The private Dogan news agency said a female assailant was injured in crossfire and was captured inside a nearby building where she hid. No one else was injured.

Hours earlier, a bomb attack at a police station in Istanbul injured three policemen and seven civilians and caused a fire that collapsed part of the three-story building. Police said the assailants exploded a car bomb near the station. Unknown assailants later fired on police inspecting the scene of the explosion, sparking another gunfight with officers that killed a member of the inspection team and two assailants.

Attackers flee after firing at US consulate in Istanbul

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