Outlawed PKK kills Turkish police officer in terror attack

Terror attack carried out by PKK terrorists kills police officer in southeastern province of Van

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People injured in an armed attack by the outlawed PKK taken to hospital in Van on October 14, 2015.

A police officer who was heavily wounded in a terror attack by the outlawed PKK has died at the hospital where he was being treated on Wednesday, in southeastern province of Van.

According to reports, three unidentified PKK terrorists carried out a terror attack on police officers using long-range weapons.

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

The militants were being tracked by the police officers over involvement in suspicious activity, when they opened fire on the officers upon noticing that they were being followed.

Police officer Yusuf Diri, who suffered a chest wound in the initial attack, was announced dead at the hospital despite all efforts.

Diri served in the counter-terrorism unit of Van Police Department.

A militant was also killed, while a civilian passing by was injured.

Security forces have launched a wide-scale investigation to capture the perpetrators.

PKK terror attacks have killed 141 security officials and over 30 civilians since the PKK’s umbrella organisation, KCK, unilaterally ended a two-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11.

TRTWorld and agencies