CIZRE (KDN) – Dozens of Turkish police officers were killed and more than 70 were wounded in a remotely controlled bomb-laden truck attack carried out by Kurdish forces in the Cizre district of the southeastern Kurdish province of Şırnak early on Aug. 26, Turkish media reports.
The attack targeted a police checkpoint some 50 meters away from a riot police station in the Konak neighborhood located on the Cizre-Şırnak highway.
The explosion caused huge damage in the riot police station building. Police blocked access to the district following the attack.
Turkey’s Health minister Recep Akdağ said more than 70 people were wounded in the attack with a dozen of them in a critical condition.
However, while he did not give details on the exact number of casualties.
Local sources claim that in the destroyed police headquarters dozens of officers were killed.