Thursday 29 September 2016

Two police officers killed in attack on road block in Turkey

Published 19/07/2016 | 11:41

Two policemen died in an attack on a road block in Turkey (AP)
Two policemen died in an attack on a road block in Turkey (AP)

Two policemen have been killed in northern Turkey in an attack targeting officers manning a security road block.

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The attack occurred in the town of Macka, near the Black Sea.

Five other police officers and a civilian were wounded in the attack, Governor Yucel Yavuz said.

The private Dogan news agency said the assailants fired shots and hurled hand grenades at the officers.

Gov Yavuz described the assault as a "terror attack".

It was not immediately clear if Kurdish rebels, who have been targeting police in the past year, were responsible. The Islamic State group has also carried out a series of attacks in Turkey.

The attack comes days after a failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which led to the deaths of 232 people.

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