Police officer dies raising Turkish bombing toll to 6
A wounded police officer has died in a hospital after Wednesday's suicide car bombing.
Turkey’s state-run news agency says a wounded police officer has died in a hospital, raising the death toll in Wednesday’s suicide car bombing in a town near Turkey’s border with Syria to six.
Turkish authorities say the attack which targeted the police headquarters in Midyat, in Mardin province, was carried out by militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK. Two women police officers were among the dead.
Anadolu Agency said a third police officer, who was seriously wounded in the attack, died at a military hospital in the city of Diyarbakir on Thursday.
The PKK has targeted police and military personnel since July, when a fragile peace process between the rebels and the government collapsed. The group is considered a terror organization by Turkey and its allies.