Update September 8, 2015

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14 Turkey policemen killed in PKK attack

Sumel Sarker

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14 Turkey policemen killed in PKK attack

08 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: At least 14 policemen have been killed after a police bus was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) laid on a road by outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the eastern Turkish province of Igdir.

Dogan News Agency reported on September 8 that the bus was transporting a group of policemen to the Dilucu border gate, which connects Turkey to Azerbaijan’s Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic, when it was hit near Hasanköy Village.

Security forces conducted an operation in the region following the attack, reports Hurriyet Daily News.

In an earlier incident, a police bus en route to the Dilucu border gate had come under fire from PKK militants on August 27, leading to a clash with special forces. One policeman was wounded in the clash.

The latest PKK attack on security forces came two days after 16 Turkish soldiers were killed in an IED ambush in the southeastern province of Hakkari.

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