Injured policeman dies at hospital in Turkey’s southeast

Policeman succumbs to his injuries following PKK terror attack in southeastern province of Diyarbakir

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish authorities announced a curfew in Diyarbakir's Sur District to ensure the safety of civilians during clashes between security forces and PKK terrorists.

A Turkish police officer, who was heavily wounded during a security operation against PKK terrorist organisation in southeastern Diyarbakir Province on Wednesday, died at the hospital on Thursday.

Three other soldiers and a policeman also died in clashes with PKK terrorists during an anti-terror operation in Diyarbakir‘s Sur District.

Operations were launched in six neighbourhoods of Sur District to disarm bomb traps set by PKK terrorists following the announcement of a curfew in the area, early in the morning.

A total number of four security officials, who had been injured during the operation, were taken to a hospital in downtown Diyarbakir.

PKK terrorists targeted Turkish Security Forces with sniper rifles and rocket launchers, injuring two other soldiers.

More than 200 security officers have died in PKK terror attacks in Turkey, since the group’s umbrella organisation, KCK, unilaterally ended a two-and-a-half-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11 and threatened Turkey with attacks.

Turkish Security Forces launched a comprehensive anti-terror operation in mid-December of 2015 against PKK terrorist organisation in the provinces of Diyarbakir, Sirnak and Mardin.

Within the scope of the operations, curfews in towns and cities across the southeastern provinces have become a regular occurrence to ensure the security of citizens during clashes between security forces and PKK terrorists.

TRTWorld, AA