3 security guards injured in PKK attack in Turkey
Three security officers were injured in a terrorist PKK attack in the southern province of Mardin late Sunday, a security source said, Anadolu agency reported.
The attack took place at the offices of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in the Kiziltepe district, and three security guards on duty at the building were hurt by improvised explosive and shooting by the terrorists, the source said, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
The guards were rushed to Mardin State Hospital and were in good condition, the source added.
Following the attack, security forces started an operation to apprehend the terrorists in the region.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 33 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.
The UN and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.