Two policemen martyred in Turkey's Diyarbakir region

Diyarbakir Governorate has declared a curfew in Sur district after a rocket attack on an armoured police car, which has also left three policemen injured

Two policemen martyred in Turkey's Diyarbakir region

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two policemen were martyred and three others injured in a rocket attack carried out by PKK fighters in southeastern Turkey on Sunday, security sources said.

According to the sources, PKK fighters attacked an armored police vehicle with a rocket in Diyarbakir province’s Sur district.  

The wounded policemen were taken to hospitals around the district.

Governorship of Diyarbakir declared a curfew in the district after the attack.

The attack in Diyarbakir is the latest since the PKK, which is designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU, renewed an armed campaign against the Turkish state in the aftermath of the July 20 suicide bombing in Sanliurfa province’s Suruc district.

More than 75 members of the security forces have been martyred in the violence so far while land-and-air operations in Turkey and northern Iraq have killed more than 960 fighters.

The fighting between PKK fighters and security forces had seen a fragile lull for a two-and-a-half year period from early 2013 in what is publicly known as the "solution process" in an attempt to end the decades-long conflict. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Eylül 2015, 11:03