PKK terror attack kills two policemen in southeast Turkey

PKK terrorists attack police in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province killing two, injuring five officers

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

An ambulance going to area where PKK terrorists killed two and wounded five police officers in southeastern Sirnak province

Two Turkish police officers have been killed and 5 others are wounded in PKK terror attack, in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province.

PKK terrorists attacked a police checkpoint on the Sirnak-Uludere highway with a bomb laden vehicle around 5:30 am local time (0830 GMT).

In the attack, father of three, 45 years old Sahin Altmis and 24 years old Soner Yildirim were killed. 

Following the explosion, the militants opened fire on the officers using long barrelled weapons.

The police responded to the attack and started an operation in the area against the militants.

With the latest attack, the number of security officers including soldiers and policemen in PKK terror attacks has increased to 115, since outlawed PKK's umbrealla organization, KCK, declared to bilaterally end the over two-year old ceasefire with the government on July 11. 

Two of the militants involved in the attack have been killed in the ongoing operation.

The injured policemen have been taken to Sirnak public hospital.

On Friday evening, two different explosions took place on the Hakkari-Cukurca highway, IEDs placed by PKK terrorists were determined and set off by security forces. The explosions caused major holes on the road. 

TRTWorld, AA