Policeman killed after being ‘accidentally shot’ in Ankara: Police department

Policeman killed after being ‘accidentally shot’ in Ankara: Police department

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Policeman killed after being ‘accidentally shot’ in Ankara: Police department

A police officer was “accidentally shot” during a routine security check in the Turkish capital Ankara and later died of his injuries at hospital, the Ankara Police Department has said in a statement.

The incident occurred after the police officer asked a passenger to step out of a bus, which was en route to Istanbul from the southeastern province of Siirt, during a security control.

The statement said the police officer, whose name was not disclosed, was shot and killed “after warning fire was opened.”

Ankara Governor Ercan Topaca said the suspect, who was carrying narcotics in his suitcase, was caught by police shortly after the incident.

Topaca also stated that there was no terror connection found.

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