Two policemen killed, one wounded, in eastern Turkey -UPDATED

Bingol province Police Chief Atalay Urker, Deputy Police Chief Atif Sahin, Chief Inspector Huseyin Hatipoglu and police officer Ugur Adli were the victims of the attack.

Two policemen killed, one wounded, in eastern Turkey -UPDATED

World Bulletin/News Desk

Three police officers were shot in Bingol, an eastern Turkish city, on Thursday.

Two of the officers were killed and one was seriously injured.

Three gunmen were killed and one was injured after killing two policemen.

The shooting took place while the officials were investigating property damage that had occured in demonstrations where protesters demand that the Turkish government support the outlawed PKK military actions in the besieged city of Kobani, on the country's border. 

Bingol province Police Chief Atalay Urker, Deputy Police Chief Atif Sahin and Chief Inspector Huseyin Hatipoglu were the victims of the attack by unidentified assailants. 

Deputy Police Chief Sahin died on the scene, while Chief Inspector Hatipoglu died in Bingol State Hospital.

Bingol province Police Chief Urker is in intensive care at the Bingol State Hospital. 

Thousands of pro-PKK protesters have taken to the streets to protest against what they see as Ankara's reluctance to help Kobani, a Syrian Kurdish town on the border besieged for weeks by ISIL militans.

At least 26 people died after demonstrations turned violent and Turkish troops and tanks were deployed to restore order. Curfews were imposed in five provinces, measures unseen since the 1990s when the region was rocked by fighting between military and Kurdish militants.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Ekim 2014, 11:21
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