A Turkish police officer, Salih Huseyin Parca (22), was killed and three others wounded in a terror attack when a rocket launcher targeted an armoured police vehicle in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province on Friday night, police said.
According to Hurriyet newspaper, the attack was carried out by the militants of outlawed PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and the EU.
Police were responding to a group which was holding an “illegal protest” in Nur and Cundi neighborhoods in Cizre district trying to disperse them using tear gas.
The militants attacked with a rocket launcher targeting the police officers’ armoured vehicle at the scene and killing one officer.
The three wounded policemen were taken to Cizre hospital.
Security forces have launched an operation in the region to catch the militants.
Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a terror attack conducted by PKK terrorists in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province on Aug. 4.
On Aug. 7, three people died and seven others wounded after PKK supporters attacked Turkish security forces again in Sirnak province.
With the latest incident, the total number of security officials killed in terror attacks mostly carried out by PKK terrorists has increased to 25 since Suruc suicide bombing, which is widely believed to be carried out by ISIS and claimed 33 lives.