Civilian struck, killed by PKK gunfire in eastern Turkey
VAN – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoAn armed clash between police officers and outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the İpekyolu district of the eastern province of Van has killed a civilian and wounded two others caught in the exchange of fire on July 24.
The civilian was killed when the PKK militants fired at officers with long-barreled weapons after they carried out a rocket projectile attack on an armored police vehicle as it was advancing toward a PKK barricade formed by municipality construction machines.
The police launched a wide-scale operation in the area to capture the militants.