Eight soldiers killed, Istanbul palace attacked as Turkish unrest mounts




 
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Eight soldiers killed, Istanbul palace attacked as Turkish unrest mounts
 
August 19th, 2015  
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Eight soldiers killed, Istanbul palace attacked as Turkish unrest mounts
By Nick Tattersall and Seyhmus Cakan ISTANBUL/DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire on Turkish police outside an Istanbul palace and eight soldiers were killed in a bomb attack in the southeast on Wednesday, heightening a sense of crisis as the country's political leaders struggle to form a new government. The Istanbul governor's office said two members of a "terrorist group" armed with hand grenades and an automatic rifle were caught after attacking the Dolmabahce palace, popular with tourists and home to the prime minister's Istanbul offices. Militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) meanwhile killed eight soldiers with a roadside bomb in the southeastern province of Siirt, the military said, intensifying a conflict there after the breakdown of a two-year ceasefire last month.




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