PKK terrorists attack armoured vehicle in Turkey’s east

PKK terrorists attack armoured police vehicle slightly injuring six officers in Turkey’s southeastern Mardin Province

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Armoured police vehicles standing guard during curfew in Nusaybin District of Turkey's souteastern Mardin Province on Nov. 26, 2015.

Six police officers were slightly injured on Sunday when PKK terrorists attacked on their armoured vehicle in Turkey’s southeastern Mardin Province.

The attack was carried out in Nusaybin district where a curfew was imposed in order to reassure security within the district and remove barricades which PKK terrorists had set up earlier in streets.

According to officials, the curfew starts at 7:00 am (0500 GMT) and is effective in four neighbours - Abdulkadirpasa, Firat, Dicle and Yenisehir - of Nusaybin.

PKK terrorists in Abdulkadirpasa neighbour detonated explosives which were buried under the road while the armoured vehicle was passing by.

The injured officers were rushed to the Nusaybin State Hospital and said to be all in good condition.

On Dec. 5, two Turkish soldiers were killed and two others were wounded following a PKK terror attack on a Turkish military vehicle in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak.

The PKK, which is considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, have been carrying out armed attacks against Turkish security officials and civilians since 1980s.

Since July, more than 180 Turkish security officers died by PKK attacks, while at least 1,700 PKK terrorists have also been killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq, including air strikes.

TRTWorld, AA