Clash in eastern Turkey wounds police officer
VANClashes between outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants and Turkish security forces left a police officer wounded in the eastern province of Van on June 13. Three militants were killed and another was wounded in the clashes that erupted at around 3:45 p.m. in the center of the province.
The police had attempted to stop a truck they had tracked on suspicion of carrying militants in the province’s İpekyolu district and the people in the car began opening fire on the police. The police responded and the ensuing clash lasted for nearly 15 minutes.
The police officer sustained a wound to his leg and was taken to hospital.
The roads leading to the scene of the clash were closed by the police and the truck was examined.