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Turkey siege: Gunmen killed, prosecutor pronounced dead

A Turkish prosecutor and two gunmen who took him hostage have been killed after a shootout at a courthouse in Istanbul.

Gunshots were heard and smoke was seen rising from the scene after special forces stormed the building.

Mehmet Selim Kiraz was apparently taken hostage because he had headed an inquiry into the death of a boy during anti-government protests in 2013.

Mark Lowen reports.

  • 01 Apr 2015
  • From the section Europe