One police officer killed, another wounded in attack in Southern Turkey
One police officer was killed and another wounded on Monday when two live bombs attacked an accomodation facility for the police in Turkey’s southern city of Mersin, Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported. The assailants were also killed.
Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the attack in the Mezitli district of Mersin was carried out by two women who initially fired their guns at the police officers waiting in the sentry box of the facility.
When reinforcements arrived there was heavy gunfire after which the assailants exploded themselves, Soylu said. Two police officers were wounded during the gunfire, one of which later died in hospital.
Soylu blamed the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) for the attack, claiming the police managed to identify one of the assailants, without giving any names. The PKK did not assume the attack.
Video footage on social media showed two people arriving at a building and firing on a destination that was not seen in the video.
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????TURKIYE :#VIDEO MOMENTS OF TERRORIST ATTACK ON A POLICE FACILITY IN MERSIN CITY!
1 officer killed, 1 injured.
Police destroyed a suspect vehicle in a controlled manner.
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