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Two Female Leftist Militants Killed After Istanbul Attack

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March 03, 2016
Two female militants threw a grenade and fired guns at Turkish special forces besieging them in an Istanbul apartment building. The militants, who had taken refuge in the building after attacking a police station, were later killed. Outlawed Marxist group the DHKP-C, which fired on the U.S. embassy in Istanbul last year, claimed responsibility for the attack. (Reuters)
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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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