The moment two armed muslim women open fire in the streets of Istanbul…the pair were shot dead by Turkish police
- Dramatic CCTV footage shows women attacking police bus with a ‘machine gun’ and grenades near a police station
- Officers injured one of the attackers in a firefight before tracking them to a nearby building where they were hold up
- Residents were evacuated and schools cordoned off as special forces stormed the building and shot the pair dead
- Women identified as members of the radical left-wing group The Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front
This is the dramatic moment two women opened fire and threw grenades on the streets of Istanbul before being shot dead in a police siege.
The attackers targeted a riot police bus with what appeared to be a machine gun and hurled explosives as it drove towards a station in the Bayrampasa district of the city.
Police returned fire, injuring one of the militants, before tracking them to a nearby government building after they escaped the scene in a vehicle.
Residents were evacuated from the area as security forces prepared to carry out a kill or capture operation.
Footage on Turkish television stations showed the street cordoned
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