Istanbul hit by blast and gunfire | The Daily Star
12:39 PM, August 10, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:54 PM, August 10, 2015

Istanbul hit by blast and gunfire

Violence has flared up in Turkey's largest city, Istanbul, with two gunmen opening fire outside the US consulate, just hours after a bomb attack on a police station.

At least seven people were reported to have been injured in the bomb blast, including five police officers.

No-one is reported to have been hurt in the attack on the US consulate.

The attacks come at a time of increased tension between Turkey and rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Turkey has also recently announced it was taking a more active role against the Islamic State group.

The US consulate attackers fled when police shot back, reports say.

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