Two masked men shoot and kill a person during an assault on an Istanbul church

At least one person has died during a shooting attack carried out by two masked individuals in the St. Mary’s Church (Istanbul)), as confirmed by the Turkish Minister of the Interior, Ali Yerlikaya, on his account on the social networkl Islamic State this attack.

Yerlikaya has reported more than 30 police operations throughout the day on Sunday that have allowed arrest 47 people, including the two suspects, one originally from Tajikistan and the other Russian.

“This morning two suspects were arrested for the murder that caused the death of our compatriot Tuncer Cihan this Sunday in the St. Mary’s Church“Yerlikaya explained, according to the Anatolia news agency.

“I congratulate our Istanbul Police and the heroic Police officers who identified and arrested those responsible. I once again offer my condolences to the family and people close to our deceased compatriot,” he added.

He incident took place around 11:40 (9:40 in Spain) in the church courtyard, in the Sariyer neighborhood, where a person was hit by the shots while the faithful They fled en masse from the scene of the attack.

The attackers fled the crime scene on foot and the emergency services were unable to save the injured man’s life. “We strongly condemn this vile attack“, the minister said before reporting the launch of a large-scale investigation to find out the exact circumstances of what happened.

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