Police officer martyred in Turkey's southeast Mardin
A police officer was martyred and two others injured in a rocket attack by suspected PKK terrorists in southeastern Turkey early Sunday, Anadolu ahency reported with the reference to police source.
The attack at around 6.00 a.m. local time (0400GMT) in Nusaybin, a town on the Syrian border in Mardin province, targeted an armored vehicle in the Dicle neighborhood, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
The victims were taken to Nusaybin State Hospital, where one later died from his wounds.
Security forces launched a search for the attackers.
Southeast Turkey has been the scene of significant counter-terrorism operations since December as security forces clear urban centers of the PKK, which is designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU.
The group renewed its armed campaign against the Turkish state in July and since then more than 270 members of the security forces have been martyred and thousands of PKK terrorists killed.