PKK attack on AK Party deputies prevented in Turkey’s east

Gendarmerie forces prevent planned PKK terror attack targeting AK Party deputies in Turkey’s southeast province of Diyarbakir

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Local gendarmerie forces investigating the scene in Turkey's southeast province Diyarbakir on October 23, 2015.

A planned PKK terror attack targeting Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputy candidates was prevented on Friday by local gendarmerie forces who were alerted before their convoy reached the area.

According to security sources, AK Party Diyarbakir deputy candidates Galip Ensarioglu, Fatih Kayhan and Alaattin Parlak departed from tje center of the city with a convoy in order to reach Hani district.

Village guards who were controlling the route of the convoy noticed a large amount of explosives buried under the road and immediately notified the gendarmerie forces.

After rushing to the scene, they closed the road for traffic and detonated two separate bombs that were hidden under the road by PKK terrorists.

A large crater created by the detonation was closed by officials with crushed stones.

Speaking after the incident, Diyarbakir deputy Galip Ensarioglu said, “We face with very strange ceasefire. Mines are laid and terror attacks are carried out everyday. This is a so-called ceasefire.”

The outlawed PKK is listed as terrorist organisation by Turkey as well as NATO, the US and EU.

Terror attacks carried out by the outlawed organisation 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.

TRTWorld, AA