Shots fired on Saadet Party office in Kocaeli, Turkey

Shots were fired at the office, with two bullets lodging themselves in the building wall, after gunmen opened fire from an unlisenced vehicle at around 22:00 local time (20:00 GMT).

Shots fired on Saadet Party office in Kocaeli, Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

An electoral office belonging to Turkey's Saadet Party in the city of Kocaeli came under attack by unknown assailants on Tuesday night.

Shots were fired at the office, with two bullets lodging themselves in the building wall, after gunmen opened fire from an unlisenced vehicle at around 22:00 local time (20:00 GMT).

Eyewitnesses said all together four shots were fired.

Police later arrived at the scene along with party district representative Recep Saridogan to inspect the damage.

No injuries were reported as the office was closed at the time.

Saadet Party is the political wing of a popular Islamist movement in Turkey known as Milli Gorus (National Vision), which was founded by former Prime Minister, the late Necmettin Erbakan, who was ousted in a military coup in 1997 after just one year in office. 

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