ISTANBUL – Two women opened fire and threw a grenade at a Turkish police bus as it arrived at a station in an Istanbul suburb on Thursday, footage from the Dogan news agency showed. Television stations said there were no casualties.
One of the women threw a grenade and the other opened fire with what appeared to be a machine gun as the riot police bus drove towards the station entrance in the Bayrampasa district of Turkey’s biggest city, the footage showed. Police returned fire, injuring one of the women, before tracking them to a nearby building, CNN Turk said. Special forces units were sent to the area and residents were evacuated as security forces prepared to carry out an operation, it said.