Policeman killed in PKK attack in Şırnak in southeast Turkey

Policeman killed in PKK attack in Şırnak in southeast Turkey

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Policeman killed in PKK attack in Şırnak in southeast Turkey

A policeman was killed during a counter-terror operation in the southeastern Turkish province of Şırnak, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on June 9, citing security sources. 

A soldier was also injured during the drone-backed operation targeting the PKK, said the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

Security forces “neutralized” three PKK militants, the provincial governor’s office said in a statement.

On June 8, security forces launched an operation in Bestler-Mt. Kaval region against PKK militants who were allegedly plotting an attack. Nine militants were “neutralized” by a drone, the agency reported.

Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the persons in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

The operation is still underway, the sources added.

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