Army captain killed by PKK terrorists in Turkey’s Sirnak

Latest deadly terror attack by outlawed PKK kills 30 year old army captain in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Father of fallen captain Ali Alkan accepting condolences at his home in Osmaniye.

Another young military staff member, 30 year old army captain Ali Alkan was killed by the outlawed PKK in a terror attack in Sirnak, one of the provinces in southern Turkey where PKK carries out most of its attacks. 

The terror attack came on Friday night when PKK terrorists attacked a gendarmerie station located in Ayvalik village of Sirnak’s Beytussebap district, with rocket propelled grenades and long range weapons. 

Alkan was pronounced dead on early hours of Saturday, Aug. 22 at the hospital where he was being treated. 

The security officers immediately responded to the attack, however, two other soldiers were injured during the attack along with fallen captain Ali Alkan. 

With the killing of Alkan, the number of fallen soldiers in terror attacks since the deadly Suruc bombing on July 20, reached to 57. 

Alkan who is from a family of army officers, is the sixth soldier killed from the southern province of Osmaniye in the last 20 days. 

PKK terrorists are reported to have escaped into a deep valley in the area, which was intensely bombarded by army helicopters. 

Latest developments

In a separate terror attack on Friday, two soldiers were injured by PKK terrorists who blew up a vehicle loaded with explosives in front of the Balaban gendarmerie station in Gevas district of eastern Van province. 

Also, in Diyarbakir province, a police officer was injured when militants attacked a riot-control vehicle, stationed in front of governing Justice and Development Party ( AK Party) building on Friday. 

In Midyat district of Mardin province, PKK terrorists raided a private company that constructs inner-city roads and burned construction vehicles as well as trucks and containers late on Friday night. 

Upon the intensified attacks, police and gendarmerie officers continue investigations to find the PKK terrorists and those involved in terror attacks. 

According to a statement released by the Mardin Governorate on Saturday, 64 suspects were detained in raids directed at the outlawed PKK and a high number of arms were seized during the raids, including long range weapons, pistols, shotguns, hand grenades, bullets, and organizational documents. 

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