PKK attack martyrs police officer in southeast Turkey

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A police officer was martyred and a village guard injured Saturday in a PKK terror attack in southeastern Turkey, according to the provincial governor's office.

In a statement, the governor's office in Mardin said the PKK terror attack came during an operation against the terror group and injured Tufan Kansuva, Police Special Operations Unit Chief in Mardin, and a village guard in Ömerli district.

Kansuva succumbed to his wounds at hospital, while the village guard is still under treatment.

The statement added that the operation is ongoing in the region to neutralize the terrorists.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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