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Right-wing Turkish official killed in Istanbul

Police arrested six suspects in connection with the attack which also wounded seven others

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An attack on the offices of Turkey’s far-right movement’s campaign killed the spokesman for the country’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), and wounded seven others in Istanbul, according to media reports on Monday.

Police arrested six suspects in connection with the attack which took place after the office's inauguration ahead of local polls due in March, Dogan News Agency reported.

A large Kurdish community inhabits the neighborhood, located the working class Esenyurt district, where the attack took place.

Several members of the community have reportedly demonstrated at the MHP premises.

Celal Adan, the top leader of the third largest group in Parliament, accused the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) of the attack.

(With AFP)