Police officer killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s east
MUŞ – Doğan News Agency
AA photoOne police officer was killed and two others were wounded in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) bomb attack in the Varto district on April 27.
PKK militants detonated an explosive placed on the road during the passing of an armored police vehicle. Three police officers were wounded in the attack.
Police officer Coşkun Özcan, who was wounded in the attack, later succumbed to his injuries. The treatment of the other two police officers is continuing.
An air-supported operation has begun to apprehend the PKK militants responsible for the attack.
Meanwhile, another soldier who was heavily wounded during clashes with PKK militants in the southeastern province of Şırnak last month succumbed to his injuries on April 28.
Gendarmerie Specialized Sgt. Şevket Kolankaya succumbed to his injuries at the Gülhane Military Hospital (GATA) in the capital Ankara.