Two soldiers, policeman die in Turkey's Diyarbakir

Two Turkish soldiers and one police officer die at military hospital in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakir Province

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Soldiers salute during a ceremony held for Gendarme Specialised Sergeant Goksal Cin.

Updated Feb 4, 2016

Two Turkish soldiers and a policeman died on Wednesday, one day after being injured during an anti-terror operation against the PKK terrorist organisation in the Sur District of southeastern Diyarbakir Province.

The soldiers and policeman were immediately admitted to Diyarbakir Military Hospital after they were injured but could not be saved despite all efforts.

The incidents raise the number of Turkish security personnel who have died since the beginning of this year to 51.

More than 300 security officicers have died in PKK terror attacks in Turkey since the group’s umbrella organisation, the KCK, unilaterally ended a two-and-a-half-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11 and threatened Turkey with attacks.

Turkish security forces launched comprehensive anti-terror operations in mid-December of 2015 against the PKK terrorist organisation in the provinces of Diyarbakir, Sirnak and Mardin.

Within the scope of the operations, curfews in towns and cities across the southeastern provinces have become a regular occurrence to ensure the security of citizens during clashes between security forces and PKK terrorists.

TRTWorld, AA