Second civilian dies after PKK attack in SE Turkey

Two civilians have now died after a PKK attack on police officers in Diyarbakir

Second civilian dies after PKK attack in SE Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

A second civilian has died after PKK terrorists' attack Friday in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, Turkish security sources said late Friday.

Osman Saim Cetin, 66, died at Gazi Yasargil Education and Research Hospital in Diyarbakir where he was being treated.

The incident took place after a group of PKK terrorists carried out an armed attack on policemen who were eating soup at a restaurant in a central Yenisehir neighborhood, the sources added.

Another civilian, 22-year-old waiter Seyhmus Sanir, died during the attack.

Three policemen and another civilian were also injured in the attack.

An operation to apprehend the terrorists involved in the attack is currently underway in the area.

Turkey has seen a surge in terrorist attacks since the PKK resumed its armed campaign at the end of July. More than 100 Turkish security personnel have been killed in attacks focused on Turkey’s southeastern provinces.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Eylül 2015, 12:00