Suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Worker's
Party (PKK) staged simultaneous attacks last night on a police station and a
special security branch office in the southeastern province of Şırnak, injuring
one policeman, Anatolian news agency reported.
The wounded officer was taken to Şırnak State Hospital
while an operation was launched to apprehend the militants, who used heavy
weapons in the attack.
Meanwhile, a specialist sergeant was wounded yesterday
when PKK fighters remotely detonated a landmine in the eastern province of
Hakkari, Doğan news agency reported.
The blast occurred at around 11.00 a.m. in the province’s
Yüksekova district as security forces were conducting an operation to locate
possible mines on a road to nearby Dağlıca.
Another group of militants also set six trucks on fire on
the road between Bitlis and Van provinces after stopping vehicles and checking
the ID cards of passengers at around 9 p.m. yesterday, according to reports.
Suicide bomber captured
A suicide bomber was also captured by police in the
southeastern province of Diyarbakır yesterday, according to reports.
The prospective female suicide bomber, who is believed to
be a suspected member of the PKK, was reportedly preparing an attack and had
taken drugs when she was apprehended by police.
The militant, who came to the city from a rural area to
launch the attack during the Ramazan bayram holiday, was detained for
questioning by police.
One policeman killed
Elsewhere, a policeman tasked with providing security at
the Edremit Container Town was killed in an attack by PKK militants on Aug. 17
in the eastern province of Van, according to Doğan news agency.
Militants opened fire from a car and heavily wounded the
policeman, Abdurrahman Doğan, who was temporary appointed to the container town
which is housing victims of last year’s deadly earthquakes in the area.
The policeman was taken to hospital but could not be
saved. A funeral for Doğan was held yesterday in the eastern province of