Turkey: 2 police officers killed in attack on road block

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say two policemen have been killed in northern Turkey in an attack targeting officers manning a security road block.

Gov. Yucel Yavuz said the attack occurred Tuesday in the town of Macka, near the Black Sea. Five other police officers and a civilian were also wounded in the attack.

The private Dogan news agency said the assailants fired shots and hurled hand grenades at the officers.

Yavuz described the assault as a “terror attack.”

It was not immediately clear if Kurdish rebels, who have been targeting police in the past year, were responsible. The Islamic State group has also carried out a series of attacks in Turkey.

The attack comes days after a failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which led to the deaths of 232 people.


This story has been corrected to show that five other officers were wounded, not killed.