PKK rocket attack kills on duty police officer in Turkey

PKK terror attack launched in Silvan district in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakir province kills one policeman, injures two others

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Photo by: AA

Police officers stand on guard in entrance to Silvan district of Diyarbakir on September 13, 2015.

An on duty police officer has been killed in a PKK terror attack that was carried out with rocket-launchers in Silvan district of southeastern Diyarbakir province on Sunday morning, while another police officer and a civilian have been injured.

The attack that was supported with automatic weapons came as police officers were deployed to the Silvan district to fill in trenches that were digged previously by the PKK’s youth arm YDG-H.

The police forces replied to the attack and armed clashed took place between the police officers and PKK terrorists.

During the clashes, a civilian, 35 year-old Huseyin Yildiz, who went out on his balcony upon the clashes, was injured.

The injured officer and civilian were rushed to the hospital for medical treatment.

The operator that was filling in the trenches in Silvan's Mescit neighborhood was burned down in the attack.

Wide-scale operations were launched by security forces to eliminate the militants.

In the meantime, another troubled district of Diyarbakir, Sur, was issued a curfew by the office of governorate on Sunday morning.

Earlier on Friday, another attack by outlawed PKK claimes the lives of two police officers and injured five others in an IED attack in Turkey's southeastern Sirnak province.

The number of security officers that have been killed in PKK attacks have risen to 117 with the Silvan attack, since July 11, when the PKK's fraternal organization, KCK, issued a statement biletarelly ending over two-year old ceasefire.

TRTWorld and agencies