Soldier, police officer killed in PKK attacks in Turkey’s southeast
AA photoOne police officer was killed on Feb. 28 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the Nusaybin district of the southeastern province of Mardin.
PKK militants attacked an armored police vehicle with rocket propelled grenades, wounding three police officers inside. Special operations officer Mustafa Çetin later died at Nusaybin State Hospital.
An operation has been launched to apprehend the militants responsible for the attack.
In a separate incident, one soldier was also killed during an armed clash between security forces and PKK militants on Feb. 28 in the central Sur district of the southeastern city of Diyarbakır, the General Staff has announced.
The wounded soldier was immediately taken to hospital but succumbed to his injuries despite all efforts, the General Staff stated.
Meanwhile, the Turkish General Staff announced a total of eight PKK militants were killed on Feb. 27 in Sur and in the İdil district of the southeastern province of Şırnak.
Three PKK militants were killed in Sur, bringing the total number of militants killed in the ongoing operations in the district to 250.
In addition, another five PKK militants were killed in İdil, pushing the number of PKK militants killed in the district to 53.
A number of rocket propelled grenades and handmade explosives were also seized during operations in both districts.