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UPDATE - 2 security officers martyred, 7 injured in SE Turkey

UPDATE - 2 security officers martyred, 7 injured in SE Turkey
IED planted by PKK terrorists detonates during security forces' defusing efforts

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By Ekrem Payan and Berat Bastug

SIRNAK, Turkey (AA) - At least two Turkish security officers were martyred and seven others injured in a blast when an explosive device planted by the PKK terror group in southeastern Turkey detonated on Monday, according to local officials.

The incident occurred while Turkish security forces were defusing an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by PKK terrorists in Sirnak province.

The explosive device went off, martyring two security officers and injuring seven others.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign, the PKK -- considered a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S. and EU -- has killed more than 40,000 people, including numerous women, children and infants.

One of the martyred security officers was Esma Cevik, a female bomb disposal expert.

Cevik featured in a recent video shared by the Turkish Gendarmerie Forces, where she was seen successfully defusing an explosive.

* Writing by Sibel Morrow from Ankara

source: News Feed
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