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Gunmen Opens Fire In Istanbul, Wounds Two People


The shooting reportedly took place in the vicinity of Topkapi Palace.

The shooting reportedly took place in the vicinity of Topkapi Palace.

Turkish media reports say a man armed with a shotgun opened fire in a tourist district of Istanbul on November 30, wounding two people.

Police evacuated and sealed off the area near the Ottoman-era Topkapi Palace.

Security forces killed the gunman after he refused to surrender. Turkey's Interior Minister Naim Sahin was quoted as saying the gunman was a Libyan national who entered Turkey three days ago.

No possible motive was given for the attack.

Media reports said a soldier and a private security guard were injured in the attack.

compiled from agency reports
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