Three dead in clashes between police, PKK supporters

Three people died and 7 others wounded after PKK supporters attacked Turkish security forces in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak

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Gunmen set fire buildings in southeastern Sirnak province

A group of gunmen attacked Turkish security forces on Friday in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak where three people died and 7 were wounded during the ensuing firefight.

According to the Sirnak Governorship, police officers had launched an operation in the morning aimed at closing the ditches in the Silopi district dug out by PKK terrorists.

“In the operation launched against separatist terrorist organisation who attacked [to the police], two police officers wounded, one of them seriously, three people died and five others were injured" the governorship said in a written statement.

The suspected gunmen in the area opened fire at the police officers using automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenades, set houses on fire and tried to block police from entering the area, seriously injuring one officer.

The dead and the wounded were brought to the Silopi State Hospital.

TRTWorld and agencies