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BREAKING: Chaos in Turkish city as police suffer SECOND attack in single day


Officers were shot at from a car this evening, following a deadly shootout outside a police station earlier today.

Police then fired back, causing the gunmen to flee in their car.

The suspects escaped the scene but were discovered a short time later in an alley.

All three suspects have now been taken into custody following the incident, which occurred at 7.30pm local time (4.30pm GMT).

Gaziantep is located in the volatile south-east of Turkey.

Earlier today a gunman was shot dead after an incident outside a police station.

One would-be terrorist was shot dead but another escaped. It has not been confirmed whether the escaped gunman was involved in the second attack.

Turkey attack

Today’s two attacks are just the latest in a series of violent incidents to have rocked Turkey over the last year.

On New Year’s Day a gunman killed 39 revellers inside a popular Istanbul nightclub in an attack claimed by Islamic State militants.

Four days later, attackers who officials suspect were Kurdish militants clashed with police and detonated a car bomb in western Turkey, killing a police officer and a court employee.

Gaziantep was also the site of a terror attack in May last year, where two people were killed and 22 wounded after a car bomb exploded outside the same police station.

The city of Gaziantep is 65 km (40 miles) from the Syrian frontier and has been a focus of Turkish concerns about the spillover of violence across the border.

Turkey attack

A suicide bomb attack on a wedding party in Gaziantep killed more than 50 people on August 20.

Four days later, Turkey’s army launched an operation with Syrian rebels to drive the barbaruic Islamic State (ISIS) away from its southern border.


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