One police officer wounded in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast
MARDİN – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoOne police officer was wounded late Aug. 11 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the southeastern province of Mardin while one PKK militant was captured dead.
PKK militants targeted police officers guarding a government office in the Nusaybin district around 9:30 p.m. with rocket propelled grenades and long-barreled weapons. An armed conflict erupted between security forces and the militants as the police immediately responded to the attack with one police officer wounded. The wounded officer was transferred to a university hospital in Diyarbakır after receiving treatment in Mardin. A wide-scale operation supported by a special operations team later started to apprehend the fleeing militants.
Meanwhile, the Mardin Governorate announced Aug. 12 that one PKK militant was captured dead in a written statement.
The governorate also said that two members of a separatist terrorist organization surrendered to gendarmerie forces late Aug. 11 in the Kızıltepe district across the border.