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Three police officers killed in Turkey

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
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A youth has killed three Turkish police officers before being killed himself by other officers in the city of Sanliurfa in southeast Turkey, Turkish media say.

Anadolu Agency reported on Monday that the 17-year-old youth opened fire on three police officers at a bus station in Sanliurfa as they asked people for identification papers. He then fled before opening fire on another group of police.

Three officers shot and injured in the incident later died in hospital.

The report did not specify when the shooting took place.

Anadolu cited Sanliurfa’s governor as saying that the shooting was not terrorism-related.

Governor Gungor Azim Tuna also said the attacker had psychological problems and was traveling with his family. 

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