PKK terror attack kills one policeman in Turkey’s east

PKK terrorists kill one police officer, critically wounds three policemen in IED terror attack in Turkey’s eastern province Mardin

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The PKK carried out its third single day terror attack on Tuesday, on a police vehicle during transition in the Dargecit district of Mardin in Turkey’s east, killing one and heavily wounding three policemen.

An IED, also known as improvised explosive device is a homemade bomb or a destructive device, widely used by PKK terrorists in terror attacks throughout Turkey, the bomb was set up on the road as police vehicle passed. 

The attack came after PKK terrorists killed one policeman as they opened gunfire on the police officer’s vehicle while he was driving with his daughter on the Tunceli-Erzincan highway, in Turkey’s eastern province Tunceli.

Another 13 police officers were killed earlier, within the same day in Turkey’s eastern province of Igdir, after PKK terrorists carried out an IED terror attack on a police bus passing by. 

Following the attacks, security officials launched operations to seize the militants in the area.

The recent terror attacks of the PKK, which is recognized as terrorist organization by Turkey, NATO, the US, and the EU was strongly condemned by the US on Tuesday.

The attacks which claimed an additional 16 lives and injured several Turkish security forces on Monday evening was described as one of the deadliest attacks since the ceasefire between the Turkish state and outlawed PKK was bilaterally broken off by the PKK's umbrella organization KCK. 

"We strongly condemn the PKK's two terrorist attacks since the weekend, they claimed the lives of more then two dozen Turkish security forces; extend our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives," said Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook. 

Until now, over 100 security officers have been killed in militant attacks by the PKK and two officers were killed by ISIS, since the Suruc suicide bombing attack in Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province, widely thought to have been carried out by ISIS on July 20.

Meanwhile, after making the announcement of autonomy on August 31, Sara Kumar, co-mayor of the Nusaybin district in Turkey's eastern Mardin province, and member of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) known as the fraternal party to the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), was detained and arrested on Tuesday for allegedly being a member of an "armed terror organisation."

According to the official notification sent by the Mardin Governor's Office of Local Administration Department, Kumar was also removed from her position in office. 

In a separate event, 20 custom officials were kidnapped by PKK terrorists in mid August in Turkey’s southeastern Hakkari and Van provenances, who were released in northern Iraq’s city of Dohuk. 

The customs officials, including one driver, arrived safely in Turkey on Tuesday the Silopi Local Governor Savas Konak reported.

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TRTWorld and agencies