Two women killed after attacking riot police headquarters in Istanbul

Two women attacked the Riot Police Headquarters in Istanbul's Bayrampaşa districtwith rifles and grenades. Police cornered and massacred the two women in a nearby basement after the attack.

Two women carried out an attack on the Riot Police Headquarters in Bayrampaşa this morning. The attackers threw hand grenades and used rifles during the assault, and sought refuge in a nearby basement after a few minutes of clashes. One police officer was wounded during the attack.

Riot police used street cameras and helicopters to identify the location of the attackers, and cornered them in the basement of a building in Gazi Street. Riot police squads attacked the basement and were met with attackers’ resistance. However, the two attackers were killed after an hour of armed confrontation in and around the basement.