District governor's office in İstanbul attacked

Police bolstered security measures around the office following the attack and launched an investigation to find the assailants.

District governor's office in İstanbul attacked

World Bulletin / News Desk

Unknown assailants threw a sound bomb at the governor’s office of İstanbul’s Maltepe district on Wednesday, but there were no reports of injuries.

Police bolstered security measures around the office following the attack and launched an investigation to find the assailants.

Ahmet Okur, the governor of the Maltepe district, said the assailants threw a sound bomb at the building which fell into the garden after hitting a second-floor window.

Wednesday’s attack followed two simultaneous attacks that rocked the capital province of Ankara on Tuesday evening. Unidentified assailants threw two hand grenades into the annex of the Ministry of Justice while a group of gunmen launched an attack on the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) headquarters using a light anti-tank weapon (LAW).

An investigation is under way as to the cause of the attacks, that caused no casualties.

The most recent bombing was by a member of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) leftist group who blew himself up at an entrance of the US embassy on Feb. 1, killing a Turkish guard.

Twelve people were detained in İstanbul early on Tuesday in an operation against the DHKP-C, listed by Turkey and the United States as a terrorist organisation. The group has carried out attacks in the past in retaliation for arrests of its members.

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