8 PKK terrorists killed in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakır

Published 16.04.2016 14:59

Turkish security forces killed eight PKK terrorists who carried out separate attacks on a number of police targets over the past few days, Diyarbakır governorate said in a statement on Saturday.

A police station, a gendarmerie command post and a police shuttle in southeastern Turkey were all attacked separately.

PKK terrorists assaulted a gendarmerie command post in the Hani district on April 11 with a car bomb.

Separately, the PKK struck Diyarbakır's Çınar Police Department on April 14 with rocket launchers; terrorists also attacked a police shuttle bus on March 31 in the center of Diyarbakır.

According to the statement, eight PKK terrorists were killed and at least 12 others taken alive while nine firearms and five hand-made grenades were seized.

The PKK-also seen as a terrorist organization by the U.S. and the EU-resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state last July.

Since then, over 350 members of the security forces and thousands of PKK terrorists have been killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.

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