Middle East

Rocket hits Istanbul police station

A Turkish police officer secures a road near Istanbul's main police headquarters Friday.

A Turkish police officer secures a road near Istanbul's main police headquarters Friday.  (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

A light anti-armor weapon was fired Friday in Istanbul and hit the outer garden wall of the city's main police station, the city's governor said.

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No one was hurt in the attack that apparently targeted the Vatan police station.

Istanbul Gov. Vahip Sahin said a "large scale" police operation was launch to identify and catch the assailant or assailants.

Turkey has suffered a series of deadly attacks carried out either by the Islamic State group or Kurdish militants.