PKK explosives kill nine-year-old in Turkey’s Mardin

Injuries lead to death of child who was playing with abandoned home-made PKK explosives

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Relatives of nine-year-old Tahsin Uray wait outside of the hospital in Mardin in this September 12 dated photo.

A nine-year-old child Tahsin Uray who was being treated at a hospital for injuries that happened whole he was playing with abandoned explosives belonging to outlawed PKK after discovering the hand-made bombs on his roof, was announced dead on Sunday.

In the incident, Uray along with another child had discovered a stash of explosives in a bag left by YDG-H militans, which is the youth branch of PKK, and got injured when the explosives blew up in Kiziltepe district of Turkey's Mardin province.  

The bag was left by YDG-H militants reportedly to be used in attacks against the security officers.

Since July 11, when the PKK’s umbrella organization unilaterally ended over two-year old ceasefire with the government, 117 security officers and over 24 civilians have been killed in PKK terror attacks.

The other child injured in the roof-top explosives in Mardin, is identified as nine year-old Ramazan S., who is still being treated for his injuries. 

In the meantime, three police officers were killed in PKK terror attacks in Sirnak and Diyarbakir while over 12 officers were injured.

A gendarmerie station in Turkey's Tunceli province was targeted on Sunday with long-range weapons which sparked clashes with militants.

In the clashes, a soldier is reported to be injured.


TRTWorld and agencies