PKK attacks police HQ in SE Turkey
Members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorist group have launched a rocket attack on a police headquarters in southeastern Turkey, Press TV reports.
The rocket attack took place in the Dicle district of the Diyarbakir city on Saturday.
The PKK terrorists launched the attack on the police main offices from three different points at 20:45 (local time), Press TV's Ankara correspondent reported on Sunday.
After the attack, armed clashes broke out between the security forces and the militants and one PKK member was reportedly killed.
The other militants managed to escape into the mountainous areas in the region. An operation has been launched by the Turkish security forces to find them.
PKK is a separatist terrorist group that launched an armed insurgency in 1984 for a separate Kurdish homeland in Turkey's southeast. The Turkish government says some 2,000 PKK elements are operating close to the Turkish-Iraqi border in northern Iraq.
Listed as a terrorist group by Ankara and most of the international community, PKK is held responsible by Turkey for the loss of nearly 45,000 lives over the past two decades.