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PKK attack wounds district governor in SE Turkey

PKK attack wounds district governor in SE Turkey

There wounded in terrorist PKK attack on district governor's office in Derik, Mardin

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Three people were wounded Thursday in a terrorist PKK attack on the office of a district governor in the southeastern Mardin province, according to a security source.

The source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking with the media, said the wounded included Derik district Governor Muhammet Fatih Safiturk.

The wounded were rushed to a hospital in the region, the source said.

Visiting the victims in hospital, Mardin province Governor Mustafa Yaman said: "An operation was launched to capture the terrorists. Our fight against terrorism will continue with determination."

Yaman’s office also issued a statement saying the attack was carried out with a hand-made explosive.

"The treatment of the two people suffering minor wounds is still ongoing in Derik State Hospital," said the statement. 

In a statement, Health Ministry said Safiturk was referred to Dicle University Hospital in Diyarbakir province. 

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

Since then, more than 300 civilians have died and nearly 800 security personnel have been martyred. More than 10,000 PKK terrorists have been killed or apprehended.

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