At least two police officers were killed and five others were injured on Tuesday in an attack by a group of terrorists in northern Turkey, Daily Sabah reported.
A terrorist group attacked police officers on duty at a checkpoint at the entrance of the Maçka district of Trabzon province in the north of the country.
Trabzon Governor Yücel Yavuz stated that a civilian was also wounded in the attack.
An operation was launched to neutralize the perpetrators. Gendarmerie forces joined efforts to track down terrorists who escaped to the woods near the clash site.
Still it is not clear if Kurdish rebels, who have been targeting police in the past year, are responsible. The Islamic State group has also carried out a series of attacks in Turkey.
The attack comes days after a failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which led to the deaths of 232 people.