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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.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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