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Three shot dead at ruling party MP visit to the south east region of Turkey

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File photo showing a member of police special forces walks during a security operation in Diyarbakir, Turkey, November 3, 2017. (Reuters)

ISTANBUL: Three people were shot dead in southern Turkey on Thursday during an election campaign visit to a town bordering Syria by an MP from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party, reports said.

Eight people were also wounded in the shooting at Suruc in the Sanliurfa region that broke out as MP Ibrahim Halil Yildiz visited small businesses in the town center, the Anadolu and Dogan news agencies said. He escaped unharmed but the identity of the victims was not immediately clear.