PKK attack kills four police officers in southeast Turkey
MARDİN – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoFour police officers were killed in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the southeastern province of Mardin on Sept. 3.
PKK militants set an under-construction school alight and detonated an explosive planted on the road in the Dargeçit district of Mardin, targeting an armored police vehicle that accompanied the fire brigades responding to the fire. One chief police officer and three police officers were killed in the explosion.
Police officers were idendified as Akif Hatunoğlu, Ahmet Akalın, while the slain chief police officer was identified as İbrahim Halil Aksoy.
A wide-scale operation has been opened in the region to apprehend the PKK militants responsible for the attack.
Meanwhile, a police station in Kovancılar district of eastern province of Elazığ was attacked with rocket-propelled grenades by the PKK militants late Sept. 2.
Three police officers were injured and hospitalized after the attack.
The police started an investigation into the incident.
Earlier on Sept. 2, two special operations police officers were slightly injured when their car was hit by a roadside bomb in Mardin’s Derik district.