A civilian killed at border post in southeast Turkey

Civilian employee died of wounds after PKK opened fire on work party

A civilian killed at border post in southeast Turkey



A civilian personnel was killed Tuesday in an attack near Cizre, a town in Turkey’s southeast that has been the focus of PKK attacks, according to a security source.

The civilian member of staff died from injuries sustained when a construction team working near a border post was fired on by PKK terrorists.

The man was identified as Sabri Oglak by the source, who spoke under customary condition of anonymity.

Cizre, close to the Syrian frontier in Sirnak province, has been one of the areas most affected by the PKK’s renewed armed campaign since late July. Parts of the town have been subjected to curfews as security forces combat terrorists.

Oglak was rushed to Cizre State Hospital but died from his wounds.

In another incident, a police officer was critically injured in Nusaybin, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Cizre along the border.

A security source in Mardin province said police teams were filling ditches when they came under rocket attack. Again, the PKK is believed responsible.

The policeman was rushed to Nusaybin State Hospital before being transferred to Mardin State Hospital in the provincial capital.

Police teams have been removing barriers and filling in ditches created by the PKK in Dicle neighborhood following the imposition of a curfew on Nov. 13.

Since July, more than 180 members of the security forces have been martyred and more than 1,700 PKK terrorists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.

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