Turkish police officer killed by PKK in southeast Turkey

One Turkish police officer killed in terror attack by outlawed PKK in Turkey’s southeastern Mardin province

Updated Aug 9, 2015

Turkish police officer, Abdullah Umit Sercan has been killed, another officer has been heavily injured when the PKK terrorists carried out armed assault on a police patrol vehicle in Midyat district of Turkey’s southeastern Mardin province late on Saturday.

PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey as well as the US and the EU.

According to Anadolu Agency, PKK terrorists in a minibus fired on the police vehicle with long barreled weapons.

The heavily-wounded police officer has immediately been taken to Midyat public hospital.

A large-scaled operation has been launched to find the PKK terrorists.

With the officer’s death, number of Turkish security officials killed in terror attacks mostly carried out by PKK since Suruc suicide bombing rose to 27.

Suruc suicide bombing in Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province, widely thought to have been carried out by ISIS on July 20 claiming 33 lives, marked the date since when terror attacks against Turkish security officials increased.


TRTWorld and agencies