Ankara: An outlawed radical Turkish Marxist group today claimed responsibility for a gun attack on the US consulate in Istanbul.              The Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front (DHKP-C) said on its website that one of its female militants carried out the attack. It named her as Hatice Asik and said she was later arrested and taken to hospital after being shot by police. “Our struggle will continue until imperialism and its collaborators leave our country and every parcel of our homeland is cleared of US bases”, it said, praising Asik as ‘our honour’.

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