PKK terrorists kill two Turkish police officers

Two police officers killed in armed attack carried out by PKK terrorists in Turkey’s southern province of Adana

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Two police officers were killed in an armed attack carried out by PKK terrorists in Turkey’s southern province of Adana early on Friday.

According to Anadolu Agency, a group of PKK terrorists fired at the building of the police department, killing two police officers.

PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey as well as the European Union, the United States and NATO.

Two members of the militant group who conducted the attack were later killed by security forces.

Turkey has been a target of increasing attacks by militant groups such as ISIS and PKK since a suicide bombing, allegedly carried out by ISIS, in the Suruc district of the southeastern Sanliurfa province claimed 32 lives on July 20.

Outlawed PKK has also increased its attacks on both police and the Turkish Armed Forces and killed several security officers after the Suruc suicide bombing.

Fourteen Turkish security officials were killed in terror attacks by PKK and ISIS since the Suruc bombing before the recent attack at the police station.

Alarmed by the increasing number of attacks, on July 24, thousands of Turkish security forces and gendarmerie have launched nationwide anti-terrorism operations in many cities across Turkey.

Turkish officials announced on Thursday that 212 arrests were made during Turkey’s nationwide anti-terror operations carried out in 39 different provinces while 1,302 suspects were detained by Turkish security forces.

Most of the suspects allegedly belonged to ISIS, PKK and the far-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C).

Speaking in his party’s group meeting on Tuesday, Davutoglu spoke regarding the anti-terror operations.

Reminding the recent operations against the militant groups, mainly PKK, ISIS and the far-left militant group DHKP-C, “The operations will continue until all the groups disarm and leave the country,” Davutoglu said.


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