Assailant with explosive device attacks Istanbul police station: TV

January 6, 2015 4:08 PM

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An assailant armed with an explosive device attacked a police station in Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet district on Tuesday injuring at least one police officer, Turkish television stations reported.

A CNN Turk reporter said police exchanged fire with the attacker, while broadcaster NTV said the assailant had detonated a hand grenade. Television footage showed police sealing off streets, and public transport in the area shut down.

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