One policeman killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast
DİYARBAKIR – Anadolu Agency
DHA PhotoOne policeman was killed and five others were injured during a counter-terrorism operation targeting outlawed PKK militants in the southeastern province of Şırnak on Dec. 31, 2015.
Security forces were conducting operations to fill in ditches and dissemble barricades in the Cizre district, which is under curfew, security sources said.
Police officers were hit by a rocket attack by militants during the operation, the sources added.
Four wounded police officers will be sent to hospitals in Ankara, according to Health Ministry official Eyüp Gümüş, while the other wounded officer has been receiving treatment in the province.
A total of 228 PKK militants have been killed in counter-terrorism operations in southeastern Turkey since Dec. 15, 2015, the Turkish General Staff has announced.
According to a statement on Turkish Armed Forces’ official website, most of the casualties have occurred in the Cizre and Silopi districts of Şırnak and Diyarbakır’s Sur district where operations are continuing amid curfew.