Ergün Yılmaz / Diyarbakır, Sep 23 () - A specialized sergeant in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır’s Silvan district was killed by members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) as he was walking to work in civilian dress on Sept. 23.
PKK militants opened fire on 25-year-old Mehmet Ali Sarak, a specialized sergeant, early Sept. 23, as he was walking to the gendarmerie regimental command where he is stationed in Silvan.
Sarak was wearing civilian clothes when the perpetrators attacked him with automatic rifles in the district’s Cami neighborhood.
Sarak died at the scene and the PKK militants fled. Sarak’s body was taken to the Silvan State Hospital for an autopsy and an operation was launched into finding the attackers.