PKK attacks kill three Turkish police, new curfews declared

At least three police officers have been killed in attacks by Kurdish militants in southeastern Turkey. Amid the recent escalation of violence in the region, Germany’s foreign minister has urged Turkey not to overreact.

Security sources said militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) detonated a car bomb at a police checkpoint outside the town of Sirnak early on Sunday, killing two officers and wounding five others. Following the blast, Turkish troops stationed at a nearby base pursued the fleeing fighters with helicopters. Two militants were killed in the operation.

Also on Sunday, a police officer was killed in a PKK grenade attack in the Silvan district of Diyarbakir province.

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Source News: DW