A total of three police officers were killed and seven were wounded on Sept. 13 in two separate attacks by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern Şırnak and Diyarbakır provinces, Doğan News Agency has reported.
PKK detonated a bomb-laden vehicle in front of a police checkpoint in Şırnak early in the morning, killing two police officers and wounding five.
According to initial reports, two militants responsible for the attack were killed as an air-supported operation began to apprehend the other fleeing militants.
In a separate attack in Diyarbakır’s Silvan province, PKK killed one police officer and wounded two, including a civilian.
PKK attacked a group of police team heading toward Mescit neighborhood to cover up the ditches dug by the Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDG-H), the youth wing of the PKK. One police officer inside an earth-digger was killed as a rocket-propelled grenade hit on it. Police forces immediately responded the attack and an armed clash erupted with the militants. One police officer and one civilian who was on his balcony during the clashes were wounded.