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Terrorism & Insurgency

OSINT Summary: DHKP/C militants kill prosecutor during hostage operation in Turkey's Istanbul

01 April 2015

Two members of left-wing militant group Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Partisi/Cephesi (DHKP/C) took prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz hostage during an attack at the Çaglayan Courthouse in the city of Istanbul in Turkey on 31 March. Following six hours of negotiation and communication with the militants, security forces launched an operation after gunfire was reported to have been heard from inside the courthouse. Both DHKP/C militants were killed during the operation and Kiraz was shot multiple times and fatally wounded - although it was unclear at time of writing whether he was shot during the gunfire that prompted the operation or during the operation.



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