Two assailants detained after Istanbul palace attack

A member of the police special forces patrols the area after a shooting incident near the entrance to Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, Turkey  on Aug 19, 2015.
A member of the police special forces patrols the area after a shooting incident near the entrance to Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, Turkey on Aug 19, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

ISTANBUL (REUTERS) - Two assailants who staged a hand grenade and gun attack on police at the entrance to Istanbul's Dolmabahce palace were detained with their weapons on Wednesday, the Istanbul governor's office said.

It said the attackers were from a "terrorist group", without specifying which group, adding they were believed to have been involved in an armed attack on the offices of the ruling AK Party on Aug 8.