Terror attack in south east Turkey kills policeman

Police officer Salih Eroglu was gunned down while traveling with his family in southeast, officials say

Terror attack in south east Turkey kills policeman

World Bulletin / News Desk

A police officer was killed by PKK terrorists on Friday in Turkey’s southeastern province Diyarbakir, the governor’s office and provincial police department said.

Policeman Salih Eroglu was traveling with his wife and three-year-old child to Hani district where he was on duty, officials said.

While driving on the Diyarbakir-Hani highway, Eroglu noticed PKK militants ahead blocking the road. Trying to turn back to avoid them, he was killed when terrorists shelled his car with long-barreled weapons. His child and wife survived the attack without any injuries.

Security forces launched an investigation in the area following the attack.

Meanwhile, PKK terrorists opened fire at the police headquarters in Diyarbakir’s Silvan district late on Friday, resulting in no casualties.

Renewed violence in Turkey has come in the wake of the July 20 Suruc bombing, which left dozens of people dead and was blamed on Daesh.

The subsequent PKK-linked murder of two Turkish police officers at their home sparked a new wave of conflict in the country.

The fighting has seen the collapse of a fragile cease-fire which began early 2013 and was dubbed the “solution process”.

Founded in the late 1978, the PKK is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU and the U.S.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Ekim 2015, 09:25