Gunmen open fire at AKP building in Istanbul, one injured
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu speaking to the press in front of the AKP provincial headquarters in Istanbul's Beyoğlu district. DHA PhotoUnidentified gunmen opened fire at the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Istanbul provincial headquarters building in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district from a car late Aug. 8, wounding a visitor of the party building, according to Anadolu Agency.
A large number of police officers were dispatched to the party’s provincial headquarters building located in Beyoğlu’s Sütlüce neighborhood.
The police detained a suspect over the incident and an investigation has been launched into the armed offensive.
The injured person was taken to hospital and released after receiving treatment.
Promptly arriving at the premises after a day visit to the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, AKP head and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu condemned the attack, saying those who were responsible would be brought to account.
Meanwhile, İmrahor Street was closed to vehicle traffic after a suspicious package was discovered near the party building, Doğan News Agency reported.
Bomb experts dispatched to the scene detonated the package with a fuse and the package was determined to contain no explosive material.