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Policeman killed, two civilians injured in Istanbul armed attack

English.news.cn   2012-12-11 22:49:19            

ANKARA, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- One Turkish police officer was killed and at least two civilians injured when armed assailants attacked police in the Turkish largest city of Istanbul on Tuesday, local newspaper Today's Zaman reported on its website.

The incident occurred in the Gaziosmanpasa district in Istanbul and paramedics rushed to the area and took the injured to nearby hospitals, the report said, adding that a bomb disposal unit was also summoned to the scene after police noticed a suspicious package.

Mucahit Dasdan, a police officer, died at the hospital, according to the report.

Initial reports said one of the assailants was captured with bombs soon after the attack and police has launched an investigation to capture other attackers who fled the scene.

Editor: yan
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