Attack at US Istanbul consulate
American Consulate in Istanbul have been attacked by a group of armed militant and 3 policemen were killed.
Three policemen and three gunmen have been killed in an armed attack near the US consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul, its governor has said.
The identity of the attackers is still unclear, but they are said to have begun shooting at police outside the main entrance at 1100 (0800 GMT).
Another policeman and the driver of a police truck were injured in the ensuing gun battle, the governor added.
There are no reports of any injuries to staff working in the consulate itself.
After the 11 September 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, the consulate was moved from the centre of Istanbul to a hill on the outskirts in the north-eastern Istinye district.