Bomb set off by PKK terrorists in Turkey injures child

Hand-made bomb by PKK terrorists detonates, injures child in southeastern Sirnak province

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Handmade bombs and shotguns seized during raids in Silopi district of Sirnak

A child got injured as PKK terrorists detonated a handmade bomb hidden in trenches on Saturday in Silopi district of southeastern Sirnak province.

According to official sources, security forces conducted an operation to close trenches dug by PKK terrorists, clear the trenches from explosives and lift the barricades set up in two neighborhoods of Silopi, namely Dicle and Ofis.

However, the officers were faced by gunfire with long-range weapons by PKK terrorists during the operation.

As security forces responded to the fire, the terrorists began detonating the explosives they had left in the trenches.

In one of the explosions, a child was injured and immediately taken to the hospital. The child is now being treated at Dicle University Hospital in Diyarbakir province.

Terror attacks carried out by the PKK have killed 148 security officers and over 30 civilians since its umbrella organization, the KCK, unilaterally ended an over two year long ceasefire with the government on July 11 and threatened the country with terror attacks.

Three suspects, two of whom are under the age of 18-years-old, were detained related to the explosion.

In the meantime, security forces that carried a raid at a home in the area found 11 handmade  compressed cluster bombs and four shotguns.

After the streets in two neighborhoods were cleared off of trenches and barricades, they were open to traffic.

TRTWorld, AA