Turkish officials said that a police officer was ‘martyred’ during ongoing operations against PKK terrorists in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakir province on Wednesday.
Police forces were carrying out an operation supported with helicopters in the Sur district of Diyarbakir with the aim of seizing PKK terrorists, removing road barricades and destroying booby-trapped explosives.
Meanwhile, PKK terrorists opened fire on policemen with long barreled weapons, killing police officer Haydar Cetin and injuring another one.
The PKK which is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and EU have claimed the lives of around 195 members of the security forces since July in this year.
The terrorist group PKK has also been disrupting the social order in many eastern and southeastern provinces of Turkey as they have been digging up trenches and setting road-barricades in streets.
In the meantime, the military announced that ten Turkish F-16 fighter jets struck several camps of terrorist organisation PKK in northern Iraq late on Tuesday.
According to the announcement by the Turkish army, the airstrikes targeted the PKK hideouts in Avasin, Basyan, Kandil, Zap and Hakurk regions of Iraq.