Two policemen die, civilians injured in PKK terror attack

Two Turkish policemen die and several civilians left injured in bomb attack by PKK terrorists in Turkey's Mardin province

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Two policemen have died and several others, including civilians, have been injured in a bomb attack by PKK terrorists in Turkey’s southeastern province of Mardin.

The attack was carried out by a bomb laden vehicle in Mardin's Nusaybin district, as PKK terrorists targeted a building where policemen and their families stayed.

The governorate of Mardin issued a written statement over the incident saying that a total number of 35 people were injured in the attack and their treatment are still ongoing in two separate hospitals.

Four people were earlier said to be critically injured in the attack.

Turkey has long been confronted with armed attacks in its southeastern and eastern regions by the PKK which is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and the EU.

The PKK resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in late July 2015 after unilaterally ending a two-and-a-half-year-long ceasefire with the government and threatening Turkey with further attacks.

Since then, Turkish Security Forces have killed approximately 1,000 PKK terrorists during security operations, while more than 300 people including security officials and civilians have died in consequence of PKK terror attacks in Turkey.

TRTWorld, AA