Tur­key at­tacks: 1 held

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ANKARA: Turk­ish au­thor­i­ties have cap­tured a man believed to be among those be­hind rocket at­tacks on the Istanbul po­lice head­quar­ters and the of­fices of the rul­ing AK Party on Fri­day evening, po­lice sources said.

Armed as­sailants at­tacked Istanbul’s po­lice head­quar­ters and an AK Party of­fice with rocket launch­ers. There were no re­ports of ca­su­al­ties

Po­lice sources said the sus­pect, iden­ti­fied as a mem­ber of the out­lawed Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army-Front (DHKP-C), was cap­tured in the north-western prov­ince of Tekirdag, along with a gun and a grenade.

Ques­tion­ing of five other sus­pects de­tained in Istanbul in re­la­tion to Fri­day’s at­tacks was con­tin­u­ing. The out­lawed DHKP-C is listed as a ter­ror­ist or­gan­i­sa­tion by Tur­key, the US and the EU. – Reuters

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