Policeman injured in PKK terror attack dies in hospital

Turkish police officer injured in PKK terror attack dies in hospital in Ankara after 11 days of treatment

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Photo of martyred Ahmet Unkun seen on the police officers attending the funeral ceremony.

Police officer serving in the special units of the police force who was targeted in a terror attack by outlawed PKK, was announced dead on Wednesday after 11 days in hospital.

Police officer Ahmet Unkun was heavily injured in an IED attack that took place in troubled Cizre district of southeastern Sirnak province, as the bombs were set on the road by PKK terrorists.

PKK is a recognised terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, EU and the UK.

Unkun was under treatment at the Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GATA) in Ankara for the past 11 days.

The body of the police officer has been sent to his hometown in southern province of Kahramanmaras and the his funeral will be held later in the afternoon today at Kahramanmaras’s Ulu Mosque.

With the death of Unkun, the number of security officers killed in PKK terror attacks since July 11 increased to 121.

The PKK has renewed terror attacks in Turkey when its umbrella organisation, KCK, unilaterally ended over two-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11. Since then, attacks by the outlawed PKK have also claimed the lives of 30 civilians.

TRTWorld and agencies