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Prosecutor Held Hostage in Istanbul by Armed Members of Banned Socialist Group Has Died: PM

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Police negotiated with the gunmen for six hours before the violent end of the hostage situation.

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ISTANBUL (TheBlaze/AP) -- Two members of a banned leftist group who had held a prosecutor hostage in his office inside a courthouse in Istanbul were killed Tuesday in a shootout with police that also left their captive dead, officials said.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Tuesday the prosecutor died of the gunshot wounds he sustained in a police shootout with the hostage takers, who also died.

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