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Armed attack on campaigning AK Party members in SE Turkey leaves 3 dead, 8 injured - UPDATED

Armed attack on campaigning AK Party members in SE Turkey leaves 3 dead, 8 injured, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.

 

Health Minister Ahmet Demircan said the members, including MP Ibrahim Halil Yildiz, were attacked while campaigning in Sanliurfa’s Suruc district ahead of the elections.

 

“There are wounded people. First aid has been given to them. There was need for an air ambulance, it has been dispatched,” Demircan said.

 

He added: “We will share information as we receive it.”

 

This April, the parliament passed a bill for early elections on June 24, cementing Turkey’s move to a presidential system.

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