Policeman dies from PKK terror attack in Turkey’s southeast

One Turkish policeman dies while two others injured after PKK terror attack in southeastern province of Mardin

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

One Turkish policeman died while two others got injured after PKK terrorists attacked them with automatic rifles on Tuesday in Turkey’s southeastern province of Mardin.

The policemen were attacked while they were carrying out an operation in order to fill in the trenches that PKK terrorists dug up in the streets and to also remove the street barricades set up by them in the Nusaybin province.

The injured policemen were taken to the state hospital in Mardin while a wide scale operation was launched to seize PKK terrorists in the region.

PKK terrorists set fire to schools

Meanwhile, the curfew continues in the central Sur district of the southeastern Diyarbakir province where clashes between security forces and PKK terrorists often take place.

Police reported on Tuesday that PKK terrorists have set fire on a total number of four schools in the district, totally destroying three of them in the past week.

A historical mosque in the region partially burned as a result of a PKK terror attack on Monday.

The PKK terror attack on the mosque was allegedly carried out by improvised explosive devices. The fire department and security forces could not respond to the fire due to PKK terrorists opening fire with long range rifles.

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 members have been killed 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 and agencies