Five Dead in Turkey After Kurdish Rebel Attack on Police Officers
Five people are dead after a militant group ambushed Police officers in Turkey. 19 others were injured, some seriously. Four of the killed were police officers and one was an employee of a local precinct.
Turkey's parliament extended their mandate to order strikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, just as the police attack was happening and only days after a Kurdish attack killed 17 soldiers in a daytime attack on a military outpost near Iraq's border.
Suspected Kurdish rebels, armed with assault rifles, attacked a police bus in Turkey's southeast on Wednesday, killing five people and injuring 19, officials said.
The attack came as the parliament extended the government's mandate to order cross-border strikes on Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants using northern Iraq as a springboard for attacks on Turkey as part of a 24-year separatist campaign.
Turkey's parliament Wednesday extended the government's mandate to order strikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq as an attack on a police bus in the country's southeast, killed four people.
The assault came just days after rebels from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) killed 17 soldiers in a daytime attack on a military outpost near the border with Iraq.