Rocket attacks target police, AK Party HQs in Istanbul

No one was hurt at Friday night attacks in Turkey’s largest city

Rocket attacks target police, AK Party HQs in Istanbul

World Bulletin / News Desk

Rocket attacks hit Istanbul police station and ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's local headquarters on Friday.

Unidentified assailants first targeted police headquarters and hours later a second attack hit AK Party’s provincial headquarters.

Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said on Twitter that no one was hurt at the police HQ attack and an operation was under way to catch the attackers.

AK Party Provincial head Selim Temurci said on Twitter that there were no injuries in the attack on the party's office.

Later, speaking to reporters, Temurci said the rocket pierced the wall of the building but did not explode, and pointed to the involvement of ultra-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C).

He said two assailants were involved in the attack.

Earlier, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that terror groups carried out the attack on Istanbul police headquarters.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was briefed by Temurci and the governor.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Ocak 2017, 00:14