Police officer shot in Kastamonu after PM visit

Published 04.05.2011 18:42
Updated 04.05.2011 18:45

A Turkish police officer was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Wednesday in the northern Turkish city of Kastamonu, where Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan had been speaking earlier in the day.

A police convoy escorting the premier was attacked 20 kilometers into the Kastamonu road to Ankara. Supposedly before shooting at the police car, the perpetrators first set off a hand granade resulting in one of the police cars igniting.

Many ambulances had been sent to the area and one police officer was killed. No further details were immediately available

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