3 Dead in Kurd Shootout in Berlin
Feb. 17, 1999
BERLIN, Germany (AP) _ Three people were killed today during a shootout involving Kurds at the Israeli consulate in Berlin, police said.
Further details were not immediately available.
The Interior Ministry increased security at likely targets of Kurd attacks after Kurdish demonstrators occupied consulates throughout Greece on Tuesday in protest of the arrest in Kenya of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan. Ocalan was later delivered to Turkey for trial on capital charges of terrorism.
Israeli diplomatic missions around the world were placed on alert today for possible attacks. The move came after a news report claimed that Israel's famed Mossad agency helped Turkey track Ocalan. Israel has vehemently denied involvement in Ocalan's capture.