PKK terrorist responsible for death of 3 policemen arrested

One PKK terrorist arrested after he was determined to have been involved in attack in which 3 policemen died in Mardin province of Turkey

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Turkish police detained seven PKK suspects on Friday in Edirne over making propaganda of terrorist organisation.

A PKK suspect who was determined to have been involved in an earlier terror attack which killed three policemen in Turkey’s southeastern province of Mardin was arrested on Friday.

A statement released by the provincial security directorate said that the attack by terrorist PKK organisation on Sept. 15 claimed the lives of three policemen Oktay Izgi, Cagdas Arslan and Sezgin Uludagi and injured another police officer.

The statement also said that the suspect was also charged with "being a member of armed terrorist organization" and "disrupting the unity of state."

In the Sur district of southeastern Diyarbakir province, four police officers were injured during ongoing clashes between security forces and PKK terrorists.

A curfew was announced on Oct. 28 after the head of the bar association in Diyarbakir was killed and two policemen were injured. The curfew continues in the region while security forces continue operations to catch the terrorists.

Meanwhile, security forces detained 13 PKK suspects in the Viransehir district of the Sanliurfa province.

The suspects who have been detained during simultaneous search operations carried out at several addresses were taken to the police department for interrogation.

Police also detained seven other PKK suspects on Friday in Edirne over making propaganda of terrorist organisation.

The PKK, which is listed as a terror organisation by Turkey, the US and EU, have dug trenches and set up road-barricades on the streets in many provinces, causing disruption.

The PKK has killed over 150 security officials and over 30 civilians since the PKK’s umbrella organisation, the KCK, unilaterally ended a two-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11.

TRTWorld and agencies