ANKARA : 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 on 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 justice ministry and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) 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 on February 1.