Suat Deniz / Iğdır, 8 Eylül () - At least 12 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 Iğdır.
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.
In an earlier incident, a police bus en route to the Dilucu border gate had come under fire from PKK militants on Aug. 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.