Video shows two PKK terrorists shot dead after launching attack on police station
by Daily Sabah
TUNCELI, TurkeySep 04, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Sep 04, 2015 12:00 am
Two PKK terrorists were killed after they launched an attack on a police station on Friday in Turkey's eastern Tunceli province.
The terrorists attacked the police station with automatic rifles at around 11:28 a.m., injuring one civilian.
Turkey has been hit by violence since a suicide bomb attack by a suspected ISIS supporter killed 32 activists in Suruç on July 20.
The Turkish government has intensified its counterterror operations following the recent attacks carried out by the PKK, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by the U.S., the EU and Turkey.
Formed in 1978, the terrorist group has been fighting the Turkish government for an independent state until the early 2000's. The group then shifted its goal to autonomy in predominately Kurdish inhabited regions of Turkey.
The PKK announced on July 11 that the cease-fire which was declared via a message from the PKK's imprisoned leader Abdullah Öcalan in 2013 has ended.
Turkish security forces have arrested hundreds of people with suspected links to ISIS, the PKK, and leftist groups, detaining over 1,300 people across the country, according to a recent statement released by the Prime Minister's Office.
The Turkish Air Force has been carrying airstrikes against the PKK in northern Iraq and the ISIS terrorists in northern Syria.