Policeman and doctor killed in PKK terror attacks

Recent terror attacks by outlawed PKK claim lives of policeman and doctor

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Photo by: AA

Updated Sep 2, 2015

PKK terrorists targeted security officers in Turkey’s eastern district Igdir on Tuesday, killing one police officer with gunfire from automatic rifles.

In a related incident, one military vehicle carrying soldiers was attacked by PKK terrorists in southeastern Sirnak within the same day. Some soldiers were reportedly injured in the attack.

A group of PKK terrorists also blocked a highway and intercepted vehicles in Turkey’s southeastern district Diyarbakir on Monday. Noticing the militants, one driver - later reported to be a doctor - tried to escape but was killed by gunfire from the group.

PKK terrorists also carried out terror attacks in the southeastern district of Siirt on Monday, setting heavy equipment on fire in a batch plant while security officials launced an operation in the region.

Another terror arrack by the PKK took place in Sirnak, where the militants remotely detonated a bomb as a police vehicle passed by. Three policemen were slightly injured by the explosion.

Following a surge of terror attacks in Tunceli, Turkish security officers launched a large scale air operation to capture the PKK terrorists, blocking highways in the area.

While security forces are carrying out surgical strikes, special training units have also been sent to the area.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, NATO, the US, and EU.

The group has increased terror attacks in Turkey following an annoucement by the KCK, or Group of Communities, that it had ended its ceasefire with the Turkish State on July 11.

The KCK is an umbrella organisation of the PKK.

Since the end of the ceasefire on July 11, 70 security officers and more than 10 civilians have been killed in numerous terror attacks launched by the outlawed PKK, mostly in the southeastern region of the country.  

TRTWorld and agencies