TERROR IN TURKEY: Two female militants attack Istanbul riot police station with hand grenade and firearms

Two female militants armed with grenade and weapons attacked a Turkish police bus as it arrived at a station in an Istanbul suburb on Thursday.

The footage of the dramatic attack shows one of the women throw a grenade and the other opened fire with a machine gun as the riot police bus drove towards the station entrance in he Bayrampasa district of Turkey’s biggest city.

The police returned fire however the women fled the scene and were trapped in an apartment building. Special forces units were sent to the area and residents were evacuated as security forces prepared to carry out an operation.

In an update, local media reported that both women were killed. The Instanbul Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters that investigation to determine the identity of the two women and organization they belong to is ongoing. He said two police officers were wounded during the operation but they are in a stable condition.

Attacks on the security forces have increased as violence flares in the country’s predominantly Kurdish southeast, where a ceasefire between Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants and the state collapsed last July.

The PKK, considered a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, launched a separatist armed rebellion against Turkey more than three decades ago. See the dramatic footage below:

source: http://www.lindaikejisblog.com/

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