Rocket fired near Istanbul police headquarters: CNN Turk

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Posted: Jan 20, 2017 12:39 PM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A rocket was fired near the police headquarters in Turkey's largest city of Istanbul on Friday but missed the building and there were no reports of casualties, broadcaster CNN Turk said.

Turkey has been hit by a series of gun and bomb attacks in recent months, some claimed by Kurdish PKK militants, others blamed on Islamic State.

The police headquarters is located in the Fatih district of Istanbul, on the European side of the city.

A gunman killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day in an attack claimed by Islamic State. On Dec. 10, two bombs claimed by Kurdish militants exploded outside a soccer stadium in the city, killing 44 people.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by Nick Tattersall)