Thursday, May 5, 2011

One dead in an attack on a convoy of bodyguards Erdogan

Istanbul. .- An officer was killed and another wounded today during an armed attack on a police convoy was returning from an election rally of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish television reported. Erdogan had participated in a rally in Kastamonu (northern Turkey) and, in due time, traveled by helicopter to another location on his tour of northern constituency.

A convoy of police cars that had participated in Kastamonu in protection efforts Erdogan returned to Ankara but unknown stopped the convoy and threw a hand grenade. The attackers fired "for a long time" and killed one policeman and wounded another, NTV reported.

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