Footballer Mehmet Topal Survives Gun Attack


Istanbul: Turkish footballer Mehmet Topal had a close shave after gunmen fired on his bulletproof car in Istanbul. Topal, a 29-year-old Turkey midfielder with Fenerbahce, was driving home with a team-mate after training when the car was attacked.

The club condemned the incident as an "armed terrorist act".

The reason for the attack is unclear, but Fenerbahce's team bus was shot at earlier this year and the driver was wounded in the city of Trabzon. The bus had been driving over a viaduct and a club official was forced to intervene to bring the vehicle to a halt.


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