Turkish Security Forces rescue policeman kidnapped by PKK

Security forces rescue police officer kidnapped by PKK terrorists in December in Turkey's southeastern Sirnak Province

Photo by: AA (Archive)
Photo by: AA (Archive)

Turkish security forces have been conducting operations against PKK terrorists in Sirnak to clear out the region from terror.

The operation was led by Sirnak Province’s directorate of intelligence.

Officer, Ayhan Kaya, had been driving to Cizre Public Hospital in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak Province when he was abducted on Dec. 10.

Meanwhile, PKK terrorists targeted a police vehicle with bombs, injuring three policemen in Idil district of Sirnak on Monday.

PKK terrorists set fire on three school buildings in the same district and attacked with molotov cocktails.

No casualties were reported from the incident, however the buildings were heavily damaged.

Cizre is among the southeastern areas of Turkey, which have been the focus of counter-terror operations and military curfews since early Dec. 2015.

Turkish Security Forces have killed more than 600 PKK terrorists in the two districts, since the counter-terror operations began, according to a Turkish General Staff statement issued on Saturday.

PKK, which is considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and the EU, resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in late July last year.

More than 200 security officers, along with several civilians, have died in PKK terror attacks in since then.

TRTWorld, AA