Reports: Group takes Turkish prosecutor hostage

March 31, 2015 1:51 PM

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Reports: Group takes Turkish prosecutor hostage

Members of a banned leftist group took a chief prosecutor hostage in his office inside a court house in Istanbul, Turkish news agencies and the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The Private Dogan news agency said some shots were fired inside the building. The state-run Andalou news agency and state television TRT named the prosecutor as Mehmet Selim Kiraz.

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