Army says outlawed PKK’s militant murderer of village guard

Turkish army announces murderer of village guard militant of outlawed PKK

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) announced on Wednesday that the murderer of village guard who was killed on Monday is a member of the outlawed PKK.

A temporary village guard of Turkey’s eastern province of Van, Abdulbari Gul, 50, was killed in an armed assault by an unknown attacker.

The TAF released a statement in the morning, saying Gul was killed by an attacker who is identified as a PKK terrorist and had arrest warrant issued on him.

PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey as well as NATO and the EU. The conflict  has claimed the lives of more than 40,000 people and injured thousands.

Meanwhile, the soldiers of a Border Brigade Command found ammunition stored in a cave in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari on Wednesday.

Several weapons were seized following a land search of the region, including seven kalashnikov infantry rifles, eight kalashnikov infantry rifle clips and 24 cartridges, one hand granade, three machine gun cartridges, as well three dragunov sniper rifle cartridges.

Despite the disarmament call of the PKK/Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) leaders, the militants continue to carry out their attacks in Turkey.

KCK is an umbrella organisation which brings all of the members and activities of the PKK.

One of the KCK leaders Murat Karayilan said on Saturday the PKK had decided to ceasefire until the end of the June 7 general elections.

“Except the necessary defences, our forces will not use violence until the election ends,” said Karayilan.

Imprisoned PKK leader and its founder Ocalan made a call to withdraw all armed PKK members from Turkish lands and put an end to the armed conflict at the 2013 Newroz celebrations, a festival that the Kurdish population of Turkey see as an important traditional event.

TRTWorld and agencies