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Two policemen martyred in eastern Turkey attack

The Diyarbakir Governorate has declared a curfew in Sur district after a rocket attack on an armoured police car, which has also left three policemen injured

06.09.2015
Two policemen martyred in eastern Turkey attack

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey

 At least three people, including two policemen were killed in two separate attacks in eastern Turkey on Sunday, security sources said.

In the first incident, two policemen were martyred and three others injured in a rocket attack carried out by PKK terrorists in southeastern Turkey early Sunday, security sources said.

According to the sources, PKK terrorists attacked an armoured police vehicle with a rocket in Diyarbakir province’s Sur district. 

The wounded policemen were taken to hospitals around the district. One of the officers was discharged, hospital sources said.

The other two policemen are in stable  condition, they added. 

Police launched an operation and the governorship of Diyarbakir declared a curfew in the district after the attack.

Three police officers were wounded in the ongoing operation later in the day when PKK terrorists opened fire at police with long-barreled rifles, police said.

The wounded policemen were taken to the hospital.

Separately, PKK terrorists killed a civilian after blocking the Hakkari-Semdinli road in southeastern Turkey Sunday.

According to the statement released on the Turkish General Staff website, the terrorists had laid a blockade on a road between Hakkari province and Semdinli district near Korgan Village.

When a civilian in a car realized there was a blockade and reportedly tried to escape, the terrorists opened fire on his car. The injured man was transferred to Semdinli State Hospital, but he later succumbed to his wounds.

The PKK, which is designated as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU, renewed an armed campaign against the Turkish state in the aftermath of the July 20 suicide bombing in Sanliurfa province’s Suruc district.

More than 75 members of the security forces have been martyred in the violence so far while land-and-air operations in Turkey and northern Iraq have killed more than 960 terrorists.

The fighting between PKK terrorists and security forces had seen a fragile lull for a two-and-a-half year period from early 2013 in what is publicly known as the "solution process" in an attempt to end the decades-long conflict.

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