Hidden PKK grenade kills 9-year-old in Turkey's Diyarbakir

Nine year old boy dies after hidden grenade belonging to PKK explodes in Turkey’s Diyarbakir

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Injured children were taken to Silvan State Hospital after a hidden PKK grenade exploded in their hands on October 8, 2015.

A grenade hidden by the PKK terrorists in southeastern province of Diyarbakir killed a nine year old boy named Hasan Yilmaz and injured three other children on Thursday.

According to reports, children who were playing nearby a boarding school that provides primary education in Diyarbakir found the hidden grenade and it exploded as the children were examining it. 

Four children who were heavily wounded were immediately taken to the Silvan State Hospital.

However, nine year old Yilmaz was killed and the treatment of the remaining three children still continues.

PKK which is recognized as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, EU and the UK, has been targeting schools in its recent attacks after its affiliated organizations called on locals to boycott schools.

2015-2016 school year in Turkey began on Monday, after an extended summer break.

In the meantime, PKK terrorists also attacked a high school in troubled Baglar district of Diyarbakir with hand made bombs on Thursday afternoon.

The bombs are reported to have hit a generator at the school, causing damage but no injuries or deaths have been reported.

PKK terrorists fled following the attack and the police have launched an operation to capture them.

PKK terror attacks have killed 135 security officials and over 30 civilians since the PKK’s umbrella organisation KCK, unilaterally ended a two-year-long cease fire with the government on July 11.


TRTWorld and agencies