We still have some heros left. It is a sad state of affairs that that terrorism is so rampant. The world must wake up to Shariah and the state of terror is instillsThe US Consulate. Istanbul on a quiet day.
An attack against the United States Consulate-General in Istanbul, Turkey, was thwarted on Wednesday morning by Turkish police officers.
Six people were killed, including three armed men and three policemen, during a shoot-out outside the consulate.
Broadcasting live from the scene of event, Turkish television channels showed at least two bodies lying on the ground, while paramedics were attempting resuscitation on one of those wounded in the attack.
Initial reports indicated that a group of armed men arrived in a car at the consulate, located in the heart of Istanbul, on Kaplıcalar Mevkii Street. The attackers opened fire at the building and police officers guarding the consulate returned fire. During the gunfight six people were killed, three on each side, Istanbul Governor Muammer Güler said.
The consulate-general refused to give any details regarding the attack.
No group has yet taken responsibility for the incident, which was the first strike against U.S. interests in Turkey.
Two bomb attacks in November 2003 targeted the British consulate in Istanbul and the local headquarters of the British-owned HSBC bank. The attacks claimed dozens of lives, including that of then consul-general Roger Short.
The Turkish government said at the time it had received a joint claim of responsibility from Al-Qa’ida and a Turkish Islamic armed group known as the Great Eastern Islamic Raiders’ Front.
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