Turkish police injured in attack on traffic station

Station in Mardin province attacked with explosives, injuring five officers

Turkish police injured in attack on traffic station

World Bulletin / News Desk

 Five police officers were injured in an attack on a traffic post in Turkey’s southeast on Sunday night, a local official said.

A statement from the governor’s office in Mardin province said the officers’ injuries were not life-threatening.

The incident in Nusaybin, a city on the Syrian border that faces territory controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia, saw a traffic police station attacked with explosives and fired on by “long-barreled weapons”.

Turkey’s Kurdish-majority southeastern regions have seen a wave of protests and attacks on security forces since last week’s suicide bomb attack in Suruc that killed 32 activists and has been linked to Daesh.

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) stepped up attacks on police and the military, accusing the government of doing too little to prevent the bombing. The Turkish air force has conducted raids on PKK camps in northern Iraq.

In the provinces of Batman, Sirnak and Siirt, pro-PKK protesters fought street battles with police on Sunday and in eastern Bitlis province, an armored police vehicle was set on fire. Five suspects were arrested and petrol bombs were confiscated.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Temmuz 2015, 13:37