ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- At least six Turkish security officials were killed in a wave of attacks that began early Monday, in which the U.S. consulate in Istanbul was also an apparent target.
In the Sirnak province, at least four police officers were killed by an explosion on a road. One soldier was later killed after gunmen opened fire on a military soldier.
In Istanbul, an attack was carried out on a police station that first began with a car bomb and then by gunmen opening fire. At least one policeman was killed and 10 others were injured. Two attackers were killed when police returned fire.
The U.S. consulate in Istanbul seems to have also been targeted by at least two gunmen. One was detained, reportedly a woman, and the other is sought by authorities. No one was hurt in the consulate attack.
Incident this AM near US Consulate Istanbul. Working w/ Turkish authorities to investigate. Consulate closed to public till further notice.— ABDIstanbul (@ABDIstanbul) August 10, 2015
It is not yet known if the attacks are connected.
There has been no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks, but the Turkish government is currently facing a violent struggle against the rebel group Kurdistan Workers' Party, known by its Kurdish initials PKK, and the Islamic State.