ANKARA

Two social workers delivering aid amid the novel coronavirus outbreak were killed in a terror attack in eastern Turkey, local authorities announced on Thursday.

The victims were in the Ozalp district of Van province when gunmen opened fire with long rifles, also wounding a bystander.

According to a statement from the provincial governor’s office, the vehicle carrying the assailants fled the scene, with security forces immediately launching a large-scale operation following the deadly incident.

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