ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish officials say police have raided an apartment allegedly used by a Kurdish militant in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, triggering a clash that left a police officer and the suspected rebel dead.
The Diyarbakir governor’s office said nine other police officers were wounded in Friday’s raid. The state-run Anadolu Agency said the suspected militant of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, threw a hand grenade to try and stave off the officers.
The operation comes a day after eight Turkish security force members and 46 suspected PKK rebels were killed in three separate skirmishes in southeast Turkey.
The PKK, designated a terrorist group by Turkey and its allies, has waged a three-decade insurgency in Turkey’s southeast. The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people.
In this photo released by the Turkish army, weaponry, including several rocket launchers, ammunition, hand grenades and an automatic rifle used according to the army by Kurdish militants, were seized during an operation near Semdinli, southeastern Turkey, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Clashes between Turkish security force members and Kurdish militants in two mainly Kurdish provinces in southeastern Turkey on Thursday killed eight security force members and 22 militants, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
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