Türkiye detains 34 people after attack at Istanbul court

Türkiye detains 34 people after attack at Istanbul court
# 06 February 2024 19:23 (UTC +04:00)

A civilian was killed and six others were wounded when gunmen shot at a police checkpoint in front of a courthouse in Istanbul on Tuesday, in what Türkiye called an attempted terrorist attack, APA reports.

Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said police had killed the two shooters, whom he said were believed to belong to the DHKP-C group.

Justice Minister Yilmaz Tunc told reporters 34 people had been detained, without giving further details. He said the three police officers wounded were in a good condition. One of the four civilians wounded died in hospital, he added.

Footage of the attack shows two shooters firing at the courthouse checkpoint with civilians around. It shows one of the shooters being killed while civilians escaped, and the other was shot dead by police behind a metal gate shortly afterwards.

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