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2008-07-11 12:54:47

Police detain 4 in U.S. Consulate attack

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YellowBrix story TURKEY-CONSULATE from United Press International

Police detain 4 in U.S. Consulate attack

Copyright 2008 by United Press International (via ClariNet) / Fri, 11 Jul 2008 8:54:47 EDT

ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 11 (UPI) -- Four people have been
detained in the shooting outside of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul,
Turkey, that left six dead and four injured, a Turkish official

Turkish Interior Minister Besir Atalay said the number of
detainees could rise as the investigation continues, but did not
comment on any links to who was behind the assault that Turkish and
U.S. officials called a terrorist attack, The New York Times
reported Friday.

Three gunmen and three police officers were killed in the
shootout Wednesday at a police guard post outside of the consulate,
while a fourth assailant escaped in a car.

"Right now, there are four people under custody," Atalay
said Thursday. "Three of them are in Istanbul, and the fourth one
was brought from outside Istanbul."

What roles the four detainees may have played in the attack
was unclear, the Times said. No one has claimed responsibility for
the attack.

Police found an abandoned gray Ford, similar to the car
reported driven from the scene, in an eastern neighborhood near the
airport, the Anatolian news agency said.

Two armored police buses were stationed outside the
consulate Thursday and an American flag flew at half-staff.

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