PKK terrorists kill five security officers in Turkey’s Sirnak

PKK terrorists kill one soldier and four police officers in two different terror attacks in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

One Turkish soldier was killed and seven others wounded in a terror attack carried out by the PKK terrorists in Beytussebap district of Turkey's Sirnak province.

Security forces told that the PKK terrorists shot at the military helicopter with anti-aircraft guns and rocket propelled grenades.

The deceased soldier was reportedly returning to his hometown by a military helicopter after completing his military service.

Turkish Armed Forces issued a statement confirming that the attack in Beytussebap was carried out by the PKK terrorists.

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

The security forces launched air operations after the attack, military sources said.

Meanwhile four security officials were killed in a mine attack against a police vehicle in Silopi district of Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak on Monday.

The Sirnak governorate confirmed that the attacks were carried out by the PKK terrorists in the press statement published on its website.

“Four police officers were killed and one officer was wounded by the explosion of a mine placed by PKK terrorists” the statement said.

The names of of the police officers who were killed are Yahya Mertcan, Resul Kayaoglu, Savas Akyol, Polat Aydin.

PKK is an armed militant group that has been carrying out terror attacks mostly in southeast Turkey, since the early 1980s.

The miltiant group has claimed more than 40,000 lives during 30 years of armed conflict with the Turkish government.

In early 2013, Turkey launched a ‘Peace Process’ to end years of armed conflict wıth the PKK and build reforms regarding the constitution. However, PKK decided to end the ceasefire on July 11, 2015 using the construction of dams in southeastern Turkey as an excuse.



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