Unidentified assailants attack Istanbul police station

Unidentified assailants attack Istanbul police station

ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
Unidentified assailants attack Istanbul police station

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An unknown assailant or assailants opened fire at a police center in Istanbul early July 21, while no casualties or injuries have been reported. 

The Gazi Police Center in Istanbul’s Sultangazi district located in the Asian side of the city was the target of an armed attack at around 9:30 a.m. on July 21. 

Some 11 bullets coming from long barreled weapons hit the police center’s building, while police at the center returned fire. No casualties or injuries were reported.

The attack was conducted from the garden of a shanty house around 150 meters opposite to the police center. 

An investigation has been launched into the incident and the search for the assailant or assailants continues, while crime scene investigation teams conducted a detailed search for evidence in the area. 

Police have increased security measures in the area, while a helicopter has started to observe the area where the police center is located for security reasons. 

Gaziosmanpaşa District Governor Yaşar Karadeniz paid a visit to the police center after the attack and received information on the incident.