PKK kills one civilian, injures six officers in Turkey

PKK terrorists launch terror attacks in southeast Turkey, killing one civilian and injuring six police officers

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Highway bombed by PKK terrorists in Turkey's southeastern Sirnak province

Updated Sep 4, 2015

PKK terrorists set off a bomb buried on a highway as a police vehicle passed by on Monday in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province, injuring five police officers.

The police officers blocked the highway after the explosion, suspecting another bomb.

Also in the Silopi district of Sirnak, the militants of PKK’S youth wing - the Patriotic Revolutionist Youth Movement (YDG-H) - killed a 55-year-old woman, Fatma Ay, and injured another, 17-year-old Berfin Okten.

Two women reportedly went out to the balcony when they heard the sounds of clashes between YDG-H militants and security forces, and were seriously injured after being shot. Ay lost her life on the way to hospital.

Furthermore, a group of militants opened fire on a police office in the Cizre district of Sirnak, injuring a police officer and killing a civilian.

Police and militants clashed for a while before militants escaped to the streets.

Meanwhile, the militants blocked a highway and set a van on fire in Turkey’s eastern province of Agri.

The PKK has increased attacks and killed over 70 security officers and 20 civilians since its umbrella organisation Group of Communities (KCK) announced on July 11 that a ceasefire with the Turkis government had ended.

At least 943 PKK terrorists have been killed in security operations carried out by Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) since July 22, Anadolu Agency reported on Sunday.

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

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