Suspected Kurdish militants attack Turkish police in southeast

January 8, 2015 8:57 AM

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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Suspected Kurdish militants fired a rocket at an armored police vehicle and opened fire on a police station in the southeastern Turkish town of Cizre on Thursday, injuring two officers in a surge of violence threatening a fragile peace process.

Security sources said the two officers were injured when their vehicle was hit by a rocket as they drove across a bridge while on patrol in the town. There was a brief gun battle as officers returned fire in the attack on the police station.

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