Policeman’s death takes Diyarbakir death toll to 8

The death toll following last week's bomb attack by PKK terrorists in Turkey's southeast rose to eight Tuesday after a policeman succumbed to his injuries.

Unnamed police sources told Anadolu Agency that the man had been injured in the March 31 attack in the Baglar district of Diyarbakir and died in hospital.

The sources were not named according to Turkish interior ministry policy.

Seven policemen were initially martyred in the incident which provoked widespread revulsion, while a further 29 people were injured.

Among the injured were 14 police officers, many of whom continue to be treated at nearby hospitals.

On Monday, four suspects were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the incident.

Tensions have been high in the southeast since the PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU - resumed its 30-year armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015.

Since then, over 350 members of the security forces have been martyred and thousands of PKK terrorists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.

Source: Anadolu News Agency