A Turkish police officer, who was heavily wounded during a security operation against the terrorist PKK organization in southeastern Diyarbakir province on Nov. 5, died at the hospital on Sunday night, medical sources said.
The deputy police commissioner Enis Kirimli "could not be saved despite all intervention," sources at the Dicle University, Medical Faculty Hospital, said.
Kirimli was wounded in an attack on police teams in Silvan, which also claimed the life of another police officer.
Police teams had been working to fill ditches dug by PKK terrorists in three neighborhoods, as well as removing barricades, since the onset of a curfew in the area two days ago.
Six Turkish soldiers injured in eastern Mus
Meanwhile, six Turkish soldiers were slightly injured when an improvised roadside bomb struck an armored vehicle in eastern Mus province Monday, security sources said.
Turkish security sources blamed the terrorist PKK terrorists for the incident in the Varto district of Mus province.
The injured soldiers were rushed to the Mus State Hospital. The Turkish Army also began an operation in the area to capture the perpetrators of the attack.
The PKK, considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU, renewed its armed campaign against the Turkish state this summer.
Since July, more than 180 members of the security forces have been murdered and over 1,700 PKK terrorists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq, including air strikes.