Three police officers killed, one critically wounded in Turkey’s southeast
ADANA – Anadolu Agency
DHA PhotoThree police officers have been killed while another officer has been critically wounded after militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party detonated an improvised explosive in the southeastern province of Şırnak.
Militants detonated a previously prepared explosive as an armored police vehicle passed through 47th Street in Şırnak’s Silopi district on Nov. 10.
Four officers were seriously wounded in the attack and were brought to Silopi State Hospital for treatment.
Three officers succumbed to their wounds, while the other officer’s health condition remains critical.
An extensive operation was launched after the attack as security forces engaged in clashes with the militants.
Meanwhile, one of the deceased officers has been identified as Hilmi Bardakçı, who had been serving as an officer for 10 years.
The late policeman’s wife, Havva Bardakçı, said she had not been able to reach her husband, a father of two, since 7 a.m. on Nov. 10.