U.S. Consulate In Istanbul Attacked

By Victor ReklaitisMarketWatch Pulse

The U.S. Consulate in Istanbul came under attack Monday, with its Twitter account saying it has closed to the public as officials there work with Turkish authorities to investigate. A man and woman opened fire on the U.S. Consulate in the Sariyer district, but they fled after police returned fire and there were no immediate reports of civilian injuries, according to a Reuters report. That attack follows a separate attack on a police station in a different district in Turkey's largest city that reportedly left at least two dead and 10 injured. The violence comes as Turkey takes a more active role against Islamic State militants, an AP report said.

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