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Turkish prosecutor injured in hostage standoff has died -officials

An ambulance leaves the Justice Palace in Istanbul March 31, 2015.

A Turkish prosecutor who was held hostage by a far-left group in Istanbul died from from his wounds late on Tuesday, according to medical sources and Turkish officials.

“He was dead when he arrived at the hosptial we tried our best but we failed to save him,” an official from the Florence Nightingale hospital said on CNN Turk.

The Turkish Foreign Minister and Prime Minister also confirmed the prosecutor had died. His two captors were killed after police stormed the room where they were holding him following a six-hour standoff.

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