Two Turkish police officers have been killed and ten others injured in a bombing in southern Turkey on Friday, according to Turkish media.
The attack, which Turkish authorities believe was carried out by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), occurred in the province of Osmaniye.
The Cihan news agency reported that one of the attackers was killed by police teams, while the search for the other culprits continues.
According to an unconfirmed report, the attackers wanted to ambush as many police as possible by asking local children to call police and falsely report a traffic accident (thereby setting up a potential massacre).
Meanwhile, the violence between the PKK and the Turkish state continues to escalate.
Today’s Zaman, an English language Turkish daily, reported that Turkey’s Defense Minister Ismet Y?lmaz confirmed that an offensive carried out by the Turkish military in Çukurca’s Kazan Valley in the Hakkari province in the southeast led to the deaths of 270 PKK members.
The armed wing of PKK, the People’s Defense Forces (HPG), added credibility to news of the fatalities by confirming that they lost contact with their members in the Kazan Valley.
Another report by the BBC stated that two people were killed in a suicide bombing carried out in the southeastern Turkish town of Bingol.
Reports claim the suicide bomber was a female.