One policeman dead, two others injured by PKK terror attack

One police officer died while two others were injured in PKK terror attack in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak Province

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Photo by: AA

PKK terror attacks claimed the lives of more than 180 security officials and over 30 civilians in Turkey.

PKK terrorists attacked a patrolling armed police vehicle with rocket launchers in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak late on Tuesday.

Following the attack, three policemen were injured and taken to hospital.

Despite medical efforts, one of the policemen was not be able to saved while a widescale operation was launched in the region to seize the terrorists.

Meanwhile, the Turkish Army announced on its official website on Wednesday that eight PKK terrorists were "neutralized" during a recent operation in the Sur District of Diyarbakir.

According to a statement by Mardin governorate, two other terrorists were killed in Nusaybin district.

PKK terror attacks claimed the lives of more than 180 security officials and over 30 civilians in Turkey since the group’s umbrella organisation, the KCK, unilaterally ended a two-and-a-half-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11.

PKK terrorists also attacked around 300 civilians with rifles and rocket launchers in the Silopi District of southeastern Sirnak province on Tuesday.

The civilians, who were targeted when they were trying to escape the region due to the ongoing clashes between the terrorists and the soldiers, were protected by security forces and accommodated in a closed area.

TRTWorld and agencies