Two police wounded in grenade attack in Istanbul tourist district: TV


SHAFAQNA – Two policemen were wounded Tuesday when an attacker threw a hand grenade in the busy main tourist district of central Istanbul, Turkish television reports said. Emergency services rushed to the scene in the Sultanahmet district, which is the home of world famous attractions including the Blue Mosque and Aga Sophia museum, television said.

The attack came five days after a member of an outlawed Marxist group attacked police on guard outside the Ottoman-era Dolmabahce palace in Istanbul on the Bosphorus.

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