PKK terror attack in Turkey kills police officer

Terror attack carried out by PKK terrorists kill one policeman and wound five others in Turkey's souteasthern province of Diyarbakir

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish Special Operation Forces are seen during an operation against terrorist organization PKK after a curfew declared in the Sur and Yenisehir districts of Diyarbakir, Turkey on October 10, 2015

Updated Oct 11, 2015

A terror attack carried out by PKK terrorists killed one police officer on Saturday according to Turkish government officials in Sur district located in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakir province.

The Turkish governorate declared a curfew in two districts of Diyerbakir province, Sur and Yenisehir, to launch operations against PKK terrorists on Saturday.

During the operations, a police vehicle was attacked by a PKK explosive that resulted in the death of one police officer and injured five others. Following the incident, security forces extended their operations in the region to find the attacker.

The five injured police officers were taken to Dilce University Hospital, where they are receiving treatment, Anadolu Agency reported.

Over 2,800 police and gendarmeries were tasked in the operations, with the assistance of two helicopters, according to Turkish media reports.

Over 130 security officials and more than 30 civilians have been killed in PKK terror attacks since PKK’s umbrella organisation KCK unilaterally ended a two-year-long ceasefire with the Turkish Government on July 11.

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

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