Gunman Injures 2 in Turkey

    A police officer stands guard on November 30, 2011 at the scene where a man armed with a shotgun opened fire earlier in the day in a tourist area of Istanbul, wounding two people. The incident happened in Sultanahmet, the heart of historic old Istanbul, which is visited by thousands of tourists every day. The man was believed to have got inside the Ottoman palace of Topkapi, one of the city's main tourist attractions, before he opened fire. Police shot him dead. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Two people were injured Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at the Topkapi Palace, a major tourist attraction in Istanbul. A Turkish soldier and a security guard were hurt before police snipers killed the gunman, a Libyan who had entered the country three days before. The man drove up to the palace in a car with Syrian license plates just moments after Turkey’s president announced harsh new economic sanctions against Syria in protest of the Syrian government’s violent crackdown on protesters. Some tourists threw themselves to the ground to avoid injury when the shots were fired.

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