Police officer killed in clash with PKK in Turkey’s Hakkari
HAKKARİ – Anadolu AgencyA police officer was killed during a clash between security forces and outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the southeastern province of Hakkari on Aug. 6, the governor’s office confirmed in a statement.
The clash in the Şemdinli district also injured another officer, said the statement, adding that the injured police officer was taken to the Hakkari State Hospital.
According to the governor’s office, a helicopter-backed operation against the PKK continues in the region.
Meanwhile, one PKK militant was killed in a counter-terrorism operation in Turkey’s eastern province of Bingöl on Aug. 6, according to the provincial governor’s office.
The operation was carried out in the Ceribas area of the Adaklı district, according to the statement.
On Aug. 5, two PKK militants were killed in an operation carried out by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in the Uludere district of the southeastern province of Şırnak.
According to a statement released from the General Staff, the militants were planning to stage attacks on base regions near the border and were killed by artillery fire on Aug. 4.
Operations have also been carried out in the southeastern province of Hakkari and the eastern provinces of Van and Ağrı.
A homemade explosive has been seized in the land searches conducted in Hakkari’s Şemdinli.
Another homemade explosive has been found in Van’s Çaldıran and has been detonated under control.
Some 42 kilograms of explosives and flammable materials have been confiscated in Ağrı’s Doğubayazıt district.