Turkey: Shots fired at state university rector’s car in Istanbul

4th Mar 2016
Turkey: Shots fired at state university rector’s car in Istanbul

By Ugur Islamoglu, Kenan Irtak and Yakup Cabuk

 

ISTANBUL (AA) – Armed men opened fire on the car of a state university rector in Istanbul Thursday night, leaving his private secretary slightly injured, security sources said.

According to the sources, unidentified gunmen sprayed the official car of Fatih Sultan Mehmet University Rector Musa Duman with bullets when he was travelling with his private secretary in Istanbul’s Kucuk Armutlu district.

The private secretary reportedly got slightly injured while Duman escaped the attack unhurt, the sources added.

In a separate incident, three gunmen also attacked a police car in Istanbul’s Okmeydani neighborhood, which is connected to Kagithane and Sisli districts on the European side, Thursday night, police said.

The assailants attacked the police car with a long barreled weapon, police added.

Police have launched an investigation into both incidents.

Earlier on Thursday, two Turkish police officers were injured in a gun-and-grenade attack in the city’s Bayrampasa district, Istanbul’s governor said.

Two female assailants said to be involved in the incident were later “neutralized” in a follow-up operation, Governor Vasip Sahin said.

 

[Photo: Members of the Turkish security forces take part in an operation against two female attackers who have hurled hand grenades and open fired at police special forces headquarters, in a neighbouring building in Istanbul, Turkey on March 3, 2016. Photographer: Salih Zeki Fazlıoğlu/AA]

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