Police officer killed in PKK terror attack in Turkey's east

One police officer, Arif Demir, killed in PKK terror attack in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakir Province

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Fallen police officer Arif Demir's father's house in Turkey's Anatolian Konya Province.

Updated Nov 14, 2015

PKK terrorists on Wednesday killed a police officer, Arif Demir, in a terror attack on an armoured vehicle carried out by a rocket-propelled grenade in Silvan District of Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir.

According to security sources, the attack was carried out when police forces rushed to the scene where PKK terrorists set a private truck on fire.

Terrorists launched a rocket at the armoured vehicle, killing one police officer and injuring another.

Security forces launched a comprehensive operation in the Silvan district of Diyarbakir where a curfew was announced on Nov. 3 to seize PKK terrorists who started their violent attacks after Turkey’s Nov. 1 general election.

Meanwhile, a Turkish soldier on Wednesday died in a hospital after being wounded during an operation against the terrorist PKK group in Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakir.  

The terrorist PKK organisation resumed its armed campaign late in July. More than 150 members of the security forces have been killed in the violence while the military says it has killed around 2,000 terrorists.

The outlawed PKK is listed as terrorist organisation by Turkish state as well as NATO, the US and EU.

TRTWorld, AA