Police officer dies in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakir

Turkish police officer dies after being wounded during armed clash with PKK in southeastern province of Diyarbakir

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A police officer died on Saturday after being injured during an armed clash between Turkish security forces and PKK terrorists in Sur a district of Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey, a security source said.

The officer died at the Diyarbakir Military Hospital.

PKK which is considered to be a terrorist organisation by Turkey, NATO,  the US, and EU is continuing to cause chaos in southeastern Turkey by building barricades and digging ditches in streets as well as setting traps with improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Anti-terror operations against PKK

Turkish security forces launched a comprehensive anti-terror operation on Dec, 2015 against PKK in provinces of Diyarbakir, Sirnak and Mardin.

Within the scope of the operations, curfews in towns and cities across southeastern provinces have become a regular occurrence, in order to ensure the security of citizens during clashes between security forces and PKK terrorists.

From the beginning of 2016, at least 19 Turkish security officers have died during the operations in southeastern provinces.

PKK's latest terror attack on Jan. 13 killed five civilians including three children and a police officer in the Cinar District of Diyarbakir. At least 39 people were also injured.

The PKK terrorists attacked the police department headquarters using rocket launchers, long-barreled rifles and a bomb-laden vehicle.

TRTWorld, AA