Two police officers killed in gun attacks in Diyarbakır
DİYARBAKIR - Doğan News Agency
Police are looking into the possibility that the two deaths may be directly linked to one another. DHA photoTwo police officers have been killed in separate gun attacks one day after the other in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.
Ali Kızıloğlu, who was temporarily working at the intelligence branch of the Diyarbakır Police Department, was shot in front of his house in the Peyaz neighborhood of the district of Kayapınar at around 9:00 p.m. on Aug. 26.
Kızıloğlu was pronounced dead at Dicle University Hospital where he was taken after being wounded by three gun shots.
Meanwhile, another police officer, Osman Bal, was shot and killed by an assailant in front of his house on Aug. 25.
The Diyarbakır Police have responded by launching an investigation with Diyarbakır Police Department Head Halis Böğürcü, saying the death of Kızıloğlu may be the work of a terrorist group, as he was working at the local intelligence branch. However, the police are also looking into the possibility that the two deaths may be directly linked to one another.