One more civilian dies after PKK terror attack in Diyarbakir

One more civilian dies after PKK terror attack targeting policemen sitting at local cafe in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Ambulance arriving at the hospital where injured policemen and civilians were treated in Diyarbakir.

One more civilian, Osman Saim Cetin was announced dead on Saturday following terror attack of the outlawed PKK on police officers sitting at a local cafe in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir.

PKK terrorists attacked police officers sitting at the cafe on Friday morning, killing one civilian, Seyhmus Sanir, and injuring many.

22-year-old Sanir who completed his military service a month ago was shot from his head in the attack while he was working at the cafe. Sanir died on the scene while the injured policemen and civilians were rushed to the hospital.

Later, 66-year-old Osman Saim Cetin died from his injuries at Gazi Yasargil Hospital.

The hospital sources also said that one police officer remains in critical condition while the other two are in good health condition.

PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the EU, the US and NATO.

Thirty-year long armed conflict between the state and the outlawed PKK has claimed more than 40,000 lives.

In early 2013, the government launched a "Peace Process" to end the years of armed conflict with the outlawed PKK and build reforms in line with the constitution. However, the  umbrealla group of all PKK-affliated groups, KCK declared to end the ceasefire on July 11, 2015.

PKK terrorists killed at least 23 civilians and a total of 113 Turkish security officials in numerous terror attacks since restarting the conflict against the Turkey's state and mainly the state employees. 

TRTWorld, AA