Three Turkish officers killed in PKK attacks
Three Turkish police officers were killed, 11 police officers and 14 civilians were injured late Aug. 28 in three separate attacks in the eastern province of Tunceli and the southeastern provinces of Sanliurfa and Mardin by suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

In Sanliurfa, unknown assailants opened fire on a police car and two police officers inside the car were severely injured, and they later died at the hospital despite all efforts of the doctors, Hurriyet daily news reported.

In the Nazimiye district of Tunceli, a group of suspected PKK militants attacked the police headquarters with heavy weapons and rocket launchers late Aug. 28. During the attack, three police officers were injured and two PKK militants were killed. One of the injured police officers succumbed to his injuries hours later.

According to a recent toll by the state-run Anadolu Agency, 918 PKK militants have been killed in ground operations and air strikes since July. Meanwhile, at least 60 members of the Turkish security forces have lost their lives in a cycle of violence that shows no sign of abating.

News Code: 11238  |  Date: 2015/08/29  |  Time: 14 : 11

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