Children injured after finding explosive in Turkey’s Hakkari

Two children injured after suspected PKK material they discovered in field explodes in southeastern province of Hakkari

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Injured children were initially taken to Yuksekova state hospital in Hakkari province on November 8, 2015

Two children were taken to hospital after they were injured upon finding material, suspected to belong to terrorist group PKK, that exploded in a  a field in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari. 

The incident took place on Sunday when 11 year old Menifa and ten year old Suat Firat were playing with an object they discovered in the field located near Durak village of Semdinli district of Hakkari.

The heavily wounded children were taken to Yuksekova state hospital and then transferred to Van province with a military helicopter, they remain under critical condition.

Police launched an investigation to figure out who planted the explosive in the field.

But the locals say terrorist PKK is behind the explosion since the village has been the target of PKK due to voting for the governing Justice and Development Party (AK Party) on the Nov. 1 election despite the threats of PKK terrorists.

There have been several similar incidents in the past where children were either killed or injured by hidden explosives, however, terrorist PKK and its youth branch operating in urban areas, YDG-H were found to be concealing their explosives which they used in attacks against security officers.

The PKK, which is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US, EU, and NATO, has killed over 150 security officials and over 30 civilians in Turkey, since the group’s umbrella organisation, KCK, unilaterally ended a two-and-a-half-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11 and threatened Turkey with attacks.

Most recently, a nine year old boy named Hasan Yilmaz was killed and three other children were injured after finding a hidden grenade belonging to terrorist PKK nearby their school in Diyarbakir on Oct. 8.

On Sept. 28, a bomb planted by PKK terrorists near a wall in a street located in Sur district of Diyarbakir injured five children following the detonation of an IED bomb which is widely used by PKK in their terror attacks.

Also on Sept. 13, a nine-year-old child Tahsin Uray was announced dead in hospital due to injuries that occurred while Uray along with another child had discovered a stash of explosives in a bag abandoned  by YDG-H, in the roof of his house in the Kiziltepe district of Mardin. The other child was injured.

In the meantime, General Staff announced that 11 PKK terrorists were eliminated in operations in rural Semdinli area while two other terrorists were eliminated in Sirnak province and Diyarbakir’s Silvan district on Saturday.

PKK youth branch erupts violence in Diyarbakir

Terrorist PKK’s youth branch, YDG-H set up barricades and closed roads to traffic in the Sur district of southeastern Diyarbakir province on Saturday night, initiating violence in the district for the past six days.

A curfew was launched on Tuesday by the security officers in a couple of neighborhoods of Silvan to close the trenches that have been dug up and barricades set up by the militants.

However, the security forces were attacked with long barreled weapons of the militants, in where a police officer and four civilians were killed.

The violence of YDG-H militants seeped into the Baglar district as well on Saturday since PKK has high support in the district. The militants hijacked some cars and used them to set up barricades on roads and threw molotov cocktails.

The militants also threw hand-made bombs to security officers and launched fireworks.



TRTWorld and agencies