Turkey police shoot dead suspect after rocket attack

AFP , Saturday 21 Sep 2013

Following a rocket attack on Ankara's police headquarters Friday, Turkish police kill one and wound another of the alleged attackers

Turkish police shot dead one suspect and wounded another after a rocket attack on a police headquarters in the capital Ankara late Friday, officials said.

During the Friday attack, two rockets hit the police building in the Dikmen suburb and another device that did not explode was found in a neighbouring garden, Interior Minister Muammer Guler said.

In an operation launched after the incident, police teams killed "one of the two terrorists" and wounded another after the alleged attackers did not heed warnings to surrender, police said in a statement Saturday.

The suspects are believed to be members of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), a far-left armed group.

Last March, the DHKP-C claimed similar rocket and grenade attacks on the Ministry of Justice and the ruling Justice and Development Party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The group also claimed a suicide bomb attack on the US embassy in Ankara that killed a Turkish security agent 1 February.

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