One policeman martyred in SE Turkey
A Turkish police officer was martyred and another wounded Tuesday during a counter-terror operation against the terrorist organization PKK in the southeastern Sirnak province, police sources said, Anadolu reported.
The incident occurred when PKK terrorists attacked an armored police vehicle with rocket launchers, leaving two officers wounded, police said.
One of the policemen transferred to Sirnak State Hospital succumbed to his wounds.
Meanwhile, a Koycegiz gendarmerie border post in Sirnak's Idil district was attacked by a group of PKK terrorists who fired with rocket launchers and long-barreled weapons late Tuesday evening, according to the Turkish armed forces.
Another soldier was wounded and rushed to Sirnak State Hospital by helicopter.
Earlier in the day, a police officer and a soldier were martyred in southeastern Sirnak's Cizre district, which has been the focus of counter-terror operations and military curfews since December 2015.
According to latest figures released by Turkish Armed Forces, the total number of PKK terrorists killed during anti-terror operations is 575 in Cizre as of Monday.
The PKK - also considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU - resumed its 30-year armed attack against the Turkish security forces in late July 2015.
Since then, more than 260 members of the security forces have been martyred and thousands of PKK terrorists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.