Turkish Police comes under attack in Diyarbakir, Hakkari
Police have been targeted in two southeastern Turkish provinces, leaving at least 10 policemen injured in explosives attacks and one officer kidnapped late Friday, officials said, Anadolu Agency reported.
In the first incident, a Turkish police officer was kidnapped in southeastern Diyarbakir province allegedly by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) group Friday, police said.
Police officer Vedat Kaya was kidnapped when he was heading from Mardin to Mus with his family on the Diyarbakir-Bingol Highway, police said.
The PKK members allegedly stopped his car and kidnapped him after learning that he was a police officer. His family was let go, police added.
In a separate incident, at least seven police officers were injured in a hand grenade attack in Diyarbakir's Bismil district.
The attack took place at the districts' police department.
The injured were taken to Bismil State Hospital. Police have launched an investigation into the incident.
Also, at least three Turkish policemen were injured in a bomb attack in eastern Hakkari province on Friday.
According to preliminary reports, a hand-made explosive targeted police in the province's Semdinli district that left at least three personnel injured, including one in critical condition.
The critically-injured police officer was taken to the Yuksekova State Hospital for medical treatment.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.