PKK terror attacks injure security officers and civilians

PKK terrorists injure five Turkish security officers and two civilians in separate terror attacks

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A terror attack by the PKK on Thursday in Bingol injured three policemen and one civilian

PKK terrorists have carried out several terror attacks in Turkey’s southeastern provinces, injuring five security officers and two civilians within two days.

A terror attack was carried out by the outlawed PKK when militants belonging to the group opened fire on special operations forces on Thursday in Tunceli.

No casualties were reported from the incident and a wide scale operation was launched to apprehend the militants who ran away.

PKK terrorists also blocked a highway between eastern provinces of Elazig and Bingol and attacked the policemen who arrived in the scene with rocket launchers.

Following the attack, three policemen and one civilian who was on the road were injured and taken to the hospital and the security forces launched a further operation to seize the assailants.

Two more Turkish security officers were injured in the southeastern province of Siirt on Wednesday when PKK terrorists opened fire on soldiers who were in charge of protecting the region's drinking water reservoir.

The injured soldiers were taken to the state hospital in the city of Siirt.

Another terror attack took place in Tunceli in which PKK terrorists blocked a highway in Pulumur district and fired on a vehicle after conducting an identity check, injuring one person out of the five present in the car.

Security forces detected two explosive devices laid by the PKK terrorists in Bitlis on Wednesday and detonated them safely.

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

The PKK began renewed terror attacks in Turkey when its umbrella organisation, the KCK, unilaterally ended an over two-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11. Since then, attacks by the outlawed PKK have claimed the lives of over 120 security officers and  30 civilians.

TRTWorld and agencies