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Surveillance videos show attack on Turkey's intelligence agency

More than 290 people were killed and around 1,400 wounded in the violence on Friday night. In photo: People wave Turkish flags at a rally in reaction to the failed military coup on July 17, 2016 in Ankara, Turkey. Photograph: (Getty)

Reuters Ankara, Turkey Jul 18, 2016, 03.14 PM (IST)
Turkish Intelligence Agency (MIT) released today footage of their main headquarters in capital of Ankara coming under attack by rebel helicopters during Friday's military coup attempt.

Footage from various surveillance cameras showed MIT's front and back entrance gates coming under fire, and intelligence agents opening fire into the air trying to take down rebel helicopters.

More than 290 people were killed and around 1,400 wounded in the violence on Friday night, as soldiers commandeered tanks, attack helicopters and fighter jets in a bid to seize power, strafing parliament and the intelligence headquarters and trying to seize the main airport and bridges in Istanbul.

The bloodshed shocked the nation of almost 80 million, where the army last used force to stage a successful coup more than 30 years ago, and shattered fragile confidence in the stability of a NATO member state already rocked by Islamic State suicide bombings and an insurgency by Kurdish militants.

(Reuters)
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