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Police officers ‘killed in Turkey’

  • 22 July 2015
  • From the section Europe
Image of police in Ceylanpinar, Turkey - released by AA agency
The deaths occurred close to where 32 people were killed in a bomb blast on Monday

Two Turkish police officers have been found dead in a town near the Syrian border, the region’s governor says.

The officers died of gun shots in the town of Ceylanpinar in what governor Izzetin Kucuk said was an attack.

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The deaths happened in the same province as Suruc, where 32 pro-Kurdish activists were killed in a suicide bombing on Monday.

Turkish broadcasters NTV and Haber Turk said the two men were found dead inside the same building.

At least one of the officers worked for an anti-terrorism task force, the AA agency said.

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“We don’t yet know if there is a terrorist link,” Mr Kucuk was quoted as saying by Turkish media.

CNN Turk said police were investigating whether the deaths were a murder-suicide.

Turkey’s prime minister says the authorities have identified Monday’s bomber, who is thought to have had links with the Islamic State (IS) group.

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