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Two Female Leftist Militants Killed After Istanbul Attack


Turkish officials say two women who attacked police in Istanbul have been killed.

The two women attacked police with gunfire and a grenade on March 3 before hiding in a building in the Bayrampasa district.

They died in a shootout with police.

Two police officers were hurt in the attack.

The banned Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Turkey says the extreme-left group has killed dozens of police officers and soldiers along with civilians in more than three decades.

The DHKP-C aims at replacing the Turkish government with a Marxist one and opposes what it calls U.S. imperialism.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, and the BBC
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