The Joint Command of Peoples’ United Revolutionary Movement (HBDH) has released a statement claiming responsibility for the action that targeted riot police in Maçka district of Trabzon at 08:30 on 19 July.
HBDH militants hit a group of 15 riot police effectively, which left 11 among them dead and others wounded. During the same hours, the building of Police Directorate was also hit with automatic weapons.
HBDH Joint Command said the action was carried out in memory of July 14 Resistance Martyrs and to mark the anniversary of the Suruç massacre. The statement added that fascist mobs attacked the Kurdish locals in the wake of the action.