Assailants carry armed attack on AK Party office in Istanbul

Local contact office of governing AK Party in Maltepe district of Istanbul attacked by unidentified assailants on Tuesday

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

The local contact office of Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in Maltepe district of Istanbul was attacked by armed assailants on Tuesday.

Eyewitnesses reported that two armed attackers arrived in front of the office with a car and discharged guns to the office at about 23:00 local time (GMT).

Nine bullets were fired at the office windows, no injuries resulted, the police reported.

The police have started a detailed investigation over the incident.

Meanwhile, police also found a time bomb under an AK Party bus near the political party’s building in Sancaktepe district of Istanbul on Tuesday.

Alarmed by the notice of a civilian, the police investigated the suspicious bag under the bus in which a bomb was discovered.

The police emptied the AK party building and exterminated the bomb without any harm.

These two events took place followed by an armed attack to a police station in Istanbul on Tuesday.

Around 11 bullets hit the Gazi police station in Eyup district of Istanbul, while no casualties or injuries were reported.

Armed members of the outlawed Marxist Leninist Communist Party (MLKP) attacked the police station, according to the security officials’ statements.

A far-left group called the Socialist Youth Association Federation (SGDF) praised the attack on its official Facebook page.

SGDF accused the government of being linked to the suicide attack in the Turkish town of Suruc on Monday, and promised to seek revenge.

32 people affiliated with the SGDF were killed in the suicide attack in Suruc during their meeting.

The suspect of the suicide attack is determined to have been linked with ISIS, according to Turkish officials.


TRTWorld and agencies