One police officer killed, another wounded in clashes in Turkey’s southeast
MARDİNOne police officer was killed and another wounded in clashes between police and the outlawed Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDG-H) in the southeastern province of Mardin on Dec. 8.
Clashes reportedly erupted in Mardin’s Nusaybin district after police entered the Fırat neighborhood in armored vehicles to remove barricades and fill in trenches dug by militants of the YDG-H, recognized as the urban youth wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Two police officers were wounded in the gunfight and both were taken to the Nusaybin State Hospital for treatment.
One of the injured officers succumbed to his wounds at the hospital, while the other injured officer has been transferred to the nearby Mardin State Hospital.