Turkish prosecutor critically hurt after being taken hostage by armed members of banned leftist group; two militants killed by security forces

April 1, 2015 1:18 AM

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Turkish prosecutor critically hurt after being taken hostage by armed members of banned leftist group; two militants killed by security forces

An alleged millitant from the Turkish Marxist-Leninist left wing organisation, the DHKP-C, holds a gun to the head of prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz in Istanbul on Tuesday. A Turkish prosecutor probing the politically sensitive death of an anti-government protester was taken hostage by an armed group at an Istanbul courthouse, the Dogan news agency reported.

ISTANBUL — Two members of a banned leftist group and a prosecutor they held hostage inside a courthouse in Istanbul died Tuesday after a shootout between the hostage takers and police, officials said.

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