PKK terror attack kills three Turkish policemen in Mardin

Three policemen in Turkey's Mardin killed in terror attack by PKK terrorists

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Image of the road after IED explosion that hit the police vehicle in Hakkari province.

PKK terrorists late on Tuesday killed three police officers in Turkey's southeastern provinces of Mardin in terror attack, detonating remote-controlled explosives.

In Mardin’s Nusaybin district three police officers were killed when the outlawed PKK group blasted a remote controlled bomb trapped under the road at the time of an armoured  police cars’ pass.

While three policemen lose their lives, one policeman is seriously injured.

As a consequence of the remote controlled bomb blast which had a high destructive effect, several houses around were also destroyed.

Officers started an extended operation to capture the PKK terrorists who could run away after the incident.

Officials reported that the entrance and exits of the district have been closed for security reasons.  

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

Thirty-year long armed conflict between the Turkish state and the outlawed PKK has claimed more than 40,000 lives.

In early 2013, the government launched a "Peace Process" to end the years of armed conflict with the outlawed PKK and build reforms in line with the constitution. However, the umbrella group of all PKK-affiliated groups, KCK declared to end the ceasefire on July 11, 2015.

PKK terrorists killed nearly 30 civilians and 118 Turkey's security officials in numerous terror attacks since restarting the conflict against the the state, targeting police and military officials.

TRTWorld and agencies