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One Turkish officer dead, 3 wounded in shelling in Northern Syria: Ministry

One of those injured is in serious condition, the statement added.

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Ankara: One Turkish police officer was killed and three others sustained injuries in rocket fire from Kurdish militants in the north of Syria, the Turkish Ministry of Interior Affairs said.

“As a result of an attack on an armoured vehicle with the use of guided missiles by members of the YPG/PKK [Kurdistan Workers’ Party] terrorist group in the Azaz area of Operation Euphrates Shield, one Turkish special force police officer was killed and three injured,” the ministry said on Sunday.

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One of those injured is in serious condition, the statement added.

Operation Euphrates Shield was a cross-border operation carried out by the Turkish military between August 2016 and March 2017 to fight the Islamic State terrorist group and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

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