VIDEO: Shock in Kars after Turkish Statistical Institute attack leaves seven dead
KARS – Doğan News Agency
Six people were killed in the attack, before the assailant committed suicide. DHA photoThe attack on the Turkish Statistical Institute office (TÜİK) on March 19 in Turkey’s usually quiet northeastern city of Kars has shocked residents and relatives.
Officials confirmed that the attack was carried out by a former worker of the bureau, who first took the province manager as a hostage before randomly opening fire. Six people were killed in the attack, before the assailant committed suicide.
Special operations units were dispatched to the bureau but reportedly arrived too late to prevent the situation from escalating.
Footage from Doğan News Agency showed the commotion around the office in Kars: