Turkey Attacks Hit Police, US Consulate
Turkish police officers run for cover during a gunfight near the site of an overnight explosion at a police station in Istanbul's Sultanbeyli neighborhood, Aug. 10, 2015.
VOA News,August 11, 2015
At least six police and soldiers were killed in a series of attacks in Turkey, while another shooting struck the U.S. consulate in the country's largest city.
Two women are suspected in the assault on the consulate in Istanbul. One was injured in a firefight with police and is in custody, while a second remains at large. The leftist Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) claimed responsibility for the attack that shut down operations at the diplomatic mission.
The group, which carried out a suicide bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara in 2013, is considered a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union.