Gunbattle breaks out at U.S. consulate in Turkey

August 10, 2015 10:31 PM

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ISTANBUL – - Attackers opened fire outside the U.S. consulate here Monday morning, setting off a brief gunbattle with the police as violence in Turkey continued to escalate nearly two weeks after the government began what it called a major counterterrorism effort, part of which was increased cooperation with the United States in the fight against the Islamic State.

No Americans or Turkish police officers were wounded in the attack, which ended when the two assailants fled. Turkish special forces later caught an injured woman at a house in the Sariyer district of Istanbul suspected of having taken part in the attack, according to the semiofficial Anadolu news a...

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