Three police officers wounded in suspected PKK attack in Turkey’s north
GİRESUN – Anadolu Agency
AA photoThree police officers were wounded late on July 11 in two separate suspected outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attacks in the Black Sea province of Giresun.
Unknown assailants opened fire on a police vehicle patrolling in the province’s Dereli district at around 11 p.m. Police officer Suat Elidar was slightly injured in the attack.
Meanwhile, another two police officers were wounded when an explosive was detonated near the scene.
Giresun Governor Hasan Karahan announced the two police officers were wounded when they stepped on the explosive while conducting searches after the first incident.
The governor added the wounded police officers were in stable condition.
Karahan also said PKK groups in the region could be responsible for the attacks.
“We know that there have been some activities in our region for a while. They conduct harassing attacks with hit and run tactics by taking advantage of the [region’s] vegetation and geography. We know the PKK has [made] efforts to take root and conduct attacks in the region. But it can also be a different thing, an activity that is not related to hostility or politics. We are investigating the issue,” Karahan said.