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Turkish leftist group claims responsibility for Istanbul police attack

The Turkish far-left group DHKP-C has claimed responsibility for a grenade attack on police near the Turkish prime minister's office in Istanbul.
DHKP-C (Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front) was also behind a suicide bombing at the US Embassy last year as well as attacks on Turkish police stations.A man carrying an automatic weapon was detained on Thursday near the historic Dolmabahce Palace in Turkey's largest city after he threw a grenade at police.
In a statement posted on "The People's Cry" website, the group said the attack over against the ruling AK Party over the killing of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan, who died in March last year after nine months in a coma from a head wound sustained during an anti-government protest.
The DHKP-C also called Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan the perpetrator of Elvan's death said it would hold his AK Party to account.
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