Militants of the outlawed PKK killed four Turkish police officers in southeastern province of Mardin on Thursday morning, detonating a bomb when a police vehicle passed.
IED also known as improvised explosive device is made up by a homemade bomb or a destructive device, widely used by PKK terrorists in terror attacks throughout Turkey.
The attack came after the police officers were deployed to Dargecit district of Mardin upon news of a school fire, however, it emerged as that the militants first burned the school and then exploded the police vehicle on its way to the scene.
PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US, the UK as well as the EU.
With the attack, the number of Turkey’s security officers that died in terror attacks escalated to 77 since PKK’s umbrella organisation KCK bileterally ended the three-year-long ceasefire on July 11 and threatened Turkey with attacks.
Another terror attack by PKK injured two policemen in Derikli district of Mardin on Wednesday.
PKK terrorists also injured three Turkish police officers attacking with rocket launchers and long barreled weapons in Elazig in the same day.
Following the attacks, security officials launced operations to seize the militants in the regions.