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Shots Fired Near U.S. Consulate in Istanbul



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    Streets near the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, were sealed off Monday.

    At least one assailant opened fire near the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul early Monday, sparking a gunfight with police before fleeing the scene, NBC News reported.

    A female suspect was shot by security services inside a nearby building and captured, police sources told NBC News. A male fled the scene, sources said. 

    The shooting came hours after the U.S. military announced that a detachment of six F-16 fighter jets have arrived at Turkey's southern Incirlik Air Base to join the fight against ISIS militants.

    Separately, an explosion at a police station in the Istanbul neighborhood of Sultanbeyli killed three people and injured at least 10, the Dogan news agency reported.