One policeman died following clashes with PKK terrorists during an operation early on Friday in Turkey’s southeastern province of Siirt.
The anti-terror operation was launched after the police had received a report that the terrorists were preparing to conduct an attack in the province and raided a cell house belonging to the PKK.
As terrorists responded to the firing of policemen, clashes erupted and resulted in the death of one policeman and five terrorists.
Meanwhile, four other police officers were injured and taken to hospital.
The PKK- considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US, and EU- resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in late July, after unilaterally ending a two-year ceasefire.
Since then, almost 300 people including security officials and civilians have been killed in PKK terror attacks.