Rocket attack killed Turkish police officer, 2 injured

Extremists target police checkpoint in Tunceli province

Rocket attack killed Turkish police officer, 2 injured

World Bulletin / News Desk

One police officer was killed and two others seriously injured Saturday in a extremist attack at a police checkpoint in the eastern city of Tunceli, according to local sources.

The injured officers were transported to Tunceli State Hospital and later taken to Firat University Hospital by a military helicopter.

Anti-extreme operations against the PKK organization are ongoing in the region.

In June, at least nine people were injured in a PKK car bomb attack on a residential complex for members of Turkey’s judiciary in Tunceli province.

The PKK, listed as a extremist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU, resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.

Since then, nearly 600 security personnel have been martyred and more than 7,700 PKK extremists neutralized.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Temmuz 2016, 10:45