Would-be DHKP-C attackers captured near police HQ

July 30, 2012, Monday/ 15:46:00

Two members of the terrorist Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C) were captured near İstanbul Police Department headquarters on Monday as they were planning to stage an armed attack.

The Anatolia news agency reported that two people, both women, were apprehended 100 meters from the İstanbul Police Department building, located on Vatan Street in İstanbul.The police found two guns and 150 bullets on the women. Both women, who are on their 30s, are university graduates, police said, adding that one of them was just released from prison where she had been held for 10 months. The two were taken into custody. The DHKP/C is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union and claimed responsibility for a number of assassinations and bombings since the 1970s.

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