Four dead in gun attacks in Turkish capital

Four dead in gun attacks in Turkish capital

Four dead in gun attacks in Turkish capital

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Four people were killed in two separate shootings in the Turkish capital Ankara on March 18, a city on edge since a suicide bombing last weekend, but terror groups were not involved in either incident, newspaper reports and an official said.

A policeman shot a policewoman in the Dikmen neighborhood, near military and government buildings, daily Hürriyet said.

A government official confirmed to Reuters that one person had been shot by police but said it was “for certain” not an attack involving militants. 

In an unrelated incident, a man shot his brother and sister-in-law before shooting himself, Hürriyet said. 

Ankara is jittery after a group affiliated with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) killed 35 people on March 13 in a suicide car-bomb attack in the city center. 

Diplomatic missions have warned staff and citizens to avoid public transport and crowded places, particularly on and around March 21, when Nevruz will be celebrated.