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Two members of the police special forces patrol outside a police station after an attack in Istanbul, Turkey, August 10, 2015. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

A rocket was fired near the police headquarters in Turkey’s largest city of Istanbul on Friday. Nevertheless, the projectile missed the building and there were no reports of casualties, national 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 terror group ISIS.

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 ISIS. On Dec. 10, two bombs claimed by Kurdish militants exploded outside a soccer stadium in the city, killing 44 people.