February 22nd, 2024

2 masked assailants attach a church in Istanbul and kill 1 person

By The Associated Press on January 28, 2024.

ISTANBUL (AP) – Two masked assailants attacked a church in Istanbul during Sunday services, killing one person, Turkish officials said.

According to a statement from Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya, the armed assailants attacked the Santa Maria Church in the Sariyer district at 11:40 a.m. local time.

An investigation has been opened and authorities are working on capturing the assailants, Yerlikaya said.

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