|Turkish police compound in Ankara hit by rockets||
A police compound in the Turkish capital Ankara was struck by three rockets on Friday, Interior Minister Muammer Guler said.
According to Reuters, two buildings belonging to the national police directorate in the district of Dikmen were hit, but no one was hurt, Guler said. A third rocket fell into the grounds.
Dikmen is one of the places across Turkey where anti-government protests have flared in recent months.
Local media later reported that Turkish authorities shot and killed one suspect and wounded another after the incident.
Police launched a large-scale overnight manhunt to track down the perpetrators of the attack.
Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek earlier confirmed that no one died in the attack, even though one of the targeted buildings was a facility where mass celebrations are often held.
“Activities such as weddings are organized in this facilities building on weekends. It is a miracle that there were no casualties,” Gökçek told CNN Turk.
The television station NTV said it was not yet known who was behind the attack. Guler said police had found a rocket launcher and material belonging to "an illegal organization" near the scene of the attack.
Left-wing radicals, Islamist extremists and Kurdish militants have all staged attacks in Turkish cities in the past.
The far-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) in February claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara that killed a security guard.
Dikmen district in the Turkish capital has been fraught with tension ever since the authorities announced several urban renewal projects. One of those presupposes the destruction of 3,000 trees in ODTU's campus to make way for the building of a new road.
The re-development plan for Istanbul's Taksim Gezi Park sparked massive protests in May 2013, with demonstrations eventually growing into a countrywide action of those unhappy with the current Turkish government. The widespread unrest has not subsided since that time, with street protests having become a regular thing most often ending up in clashes between activists and police.
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