One Turkish policeman, four PKK members killed in southeast attack, clashes
Family members mourn for policeman Salih Eroğlu. AA photoOne police officer was killed by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Oct. 9 in Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakır, the governor's office and provincial police department said, as four PKK members were killed in an operations in the southeast, the military said on Oct. 10.
Policeman Salih Eroğlu was traveling with his wife and three-year-old child to Hani district where he was on duty, officials said.
While driving on the Diyarbakır-Hani highway, Eroğlu noticed PKK militants ahead blocking the road. Trying to turn back to avoid them, he was killed when terrorists shelled his car with long-barreled weapons. His child and wife survived the attack without any injuries.
Security forces launched an investigation in the area following the attack.
Meanwhile, PKK terrorists opened fire at the police headquarters in Diyarbakır's Silvan district late on Oct. 9, resulting in no casualties.
Three PKK members were killed in an operation in Turkey's southeastern province of Hakkari, the military said Oct. 10 in a statement on its website.
The General Staff added that one PKK member was killed in another operation in Adıyaman province to the west.
Weapons and ammunition were also seized in both operations on Oct. 9.