PKK terrorists raked a police vehicle with machine-guns late Friday, killing one police officer in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakır province.
Policeman Salih Eroğlu was traveling with his wife and three-year-old child to the district of Hani where he was on duty, officials said.
While driving on the Diyarbakir-Hani highway, Eroğlu noticed PKK terrorists 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 Diyarbakır's Silvan district late on Friday, resulting in no casualties.
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.
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