Village guard killed in southeast Turkey

PKK attack killed 1 village guard, injures 4 others in Siirt province

Village guard killed in southeast Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

A village guard was killed and four others were injured by PKK extremists in Turkey’s southeastern province of Siirt on Wednesday, a security source said.

PKK extremists detonated handmade explosive in Sirvan district of Siirt, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The four injured were taken to Siirt State Hospital.

Turkish security forces have launched an operation in the region to arrest the PKK extremists.

Meanwhile, a female PKK extremist surrendered on Tuesday to security forces in southeastern Hakkari province, the governor's office said on Wednesday. 

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

Since then, nearly 600 security personnel, including troops, police officers, and village guards, have been killed, and more than 5,000 PKK extremists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Temmuz 2016, 16:32