PKK terror attack kills three policemen in Turkey's east

PKK terrorists attack security forces with IEDs in Silopi district of southeastern Sirnak province close to Turkey's Iraqi border killing three police officers

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

A scene from a hospital in the Silopi district of Turkey's southeastern Sirnak province following a PKK attack on security forces on Nov. 10, 2015

Three police officers were "martyred" Tuesday evening in a PKK terrorist attack in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak, police said.

The attack in Silopi, close to the Syrian and Iraqi borders, left another officer wounded when an armoured vehicle was targeted with an improvised bomb as it passed through the town’s Sehit Harun Boy neighborhood.

The three officers died in hospital. 

Security forces launched an operation in the aftermath of the attack and gunshots were heard as fighting continued into the night.

The PKK - considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the U.S. and EU - resumed its armed campaign in late July. More than 150 members of the security forces have been "martyred" in the violence while the military says it has killed around 2,000 terrorists.