Kurdish Separatists Kill 6 Police Officers in Turkey

World | September 25, 2011, Sunday // 12:15|  views

Turkish soldiers carry coffins of Turkish soldiers killed in a terrorist attack on 14 July, during a army funeral in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey. EPA/BGNES

Nine people have perished in Southeastern Turkey in clashes between Turkish police and separatists from the Kurdistan Workers Party PKK.

A group of armed Kurdish militants attacked a Turkish police station in the Pervari district of Siirt province Saturday night, DPA reported.

Six police officers were killed and 11 injured while security forces killed three of the attackers.

The PKK is classified as a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union. The group has been fighting for an independent Kurdish state since the 1980s and also operates in northern Iraq.

Kurdish organizations accuse the government in Ankara of systematic discrimination against Kurds.

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