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A police officer was killed in a gun attack by suspected members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) last night in the southeastern province of Mardin, Anatolia news agency has reported.

Three militants reportedly opened fire with long-barreled weapons on a police car that contained law enforcement officers patrolling at Mardin State Hospital. A clash occurred when policemen returned fire.

The police officer, Cengiz Engizek, was rushed to hospital after being injured in the clash, but was later pronounced dead.

An operation has been launched to capture the militants who fled the scene.

January/17/2013

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