PKK kills security officer in eastern Turkey

Turkish security officer succumbs to his wounds after operation against PKK in Bingol

PKK kills security officer in eastern Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Turkish security officer was martyred Tuesday after an anti-terror operation against the PKK in the eastern province of Bingol.

Security sources said that Mehmet Kocdag, 28, succumbed to his injuries in a hospital in the province’s Genc district. Kocdag was heavily wounded by extremists. The operation in the area is ongoing.

Separately, on Monday Turkish fighter jets conducted airstrikes in rural areas of the eastern province of Tunceli and the northern Iraqi region of Zap.

Turkish jets killed five PK and destroyed two PKK shelters and weapon and ammo depots, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement.

The shelters and depots were in northern Iraq, while the five PKK were killed in a rural area of eastern Turkey’s Tunceli province.

The Turkish army is patrolling the area.

The fighter jets returned to their bases after the airstrikes.

The PKK – listed as a extremist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU – resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July last year.

Since then, PKK attacks have killed more than 700 security personnel and also claimed the lives of many civilians, including women and children, while nearly 8,000 PKK extremists were killed in army operations.

Last Mod: 08 Kasım 2016, 13:02
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