Outlawed PKK opens fire on 6 ambulances within 20 days

PKK terrorists open fire targeting civilians on six ambulances in Mardin within last twenty days

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

An ambulance parked in front of a hospital in Mardin was attacked by PKK terrorists with long barreled weapons as seen in the photo.

Updated Sep 25, 2015

PKK terrorists opened fire on six ambulances, including a medical home vehicle, in Turkey’s southeastern province of Mardin within 20 days, according to official sources.

Confirming the number to reporters, Head of Mardin Health Department, Mehmet Dervis said that "it is unacceptable that a doctor or medical staff being fired bullets while struggling to treat a patient."

The latest attack by PKK came on Tuesday when the militants opened fire with long barreled weapons on an ambulance parked in front of emergency service in Mardin, shattering the windows of the vehicle. 

No casualties were reported after the incident and the security officers launched an investigation to seize the attackers.

Subsequently, PKK terrorists blocked a highway and intercepted vehicles to check for identification in Turkey's eastern Bingol province on last Saturday. The militants blocked off an ambulance that was carrying a patient and opened fire behind the vehicle.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US, EU and the UK. 

In recent weeks, civilians have become the target in the increasing number of attacks carried out by outlawed PKK.

An ambulance has been attacked by PKK terrorists in Nusaybin Province of Mardin, 9 August 2015

The militants of PKK’s youth wing - (YDG-H) trenched in roads and opened fire from the streets injuring a pregnant woman in southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Saturday.

A masked group of PKK terrorists also raided a coffeehouse in the southeastern province of Hakkari and opened fire on civilians following the robbery of the shop last week. Several citizens were injured in the incident, due to arms being fired by the militants.

Terror attacks of outlawed PKK include, but are not limited to kidnappings and damage to public and private property mostly in Turkey's southeast.

Another terror attack by outlawed PKK took place in Turkey's northeastern province Kars on Saturday, when militants blocked a road and set four vehicles, including a bus and three trucks, on fire.

In the meantime, over 110 Turkish security officials have been killed by PKK terrorists, especially in the attacks that were carried out with improvised explosive devices (IED), since PKK’s umbrella organisation, the Group of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK) ended ceasefire with the Turkish government on July 11.



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