PKK kills 2 more civilians in escalating terror attacks

PKK terror attacks add two more to death toll of civilians on separate attacks

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Crowds seen gathred outside of state hospital in Semdinli district of Hakkari following the PKK attack.

The death toll for terror attacks carried out by the outlawed PKK against civilians has increased, as two more civilians were announced dead on Saturday in the aftermath of two different attacks in Turkey’s southeast.

In the troubled district of Semdinli in the Hakkari province, Miran Kaya, one of the administrators of the local Justice and Development Party (AK Party) office, was target of an armed attack as he was moving in his vehicle.

Although the attack targeted Kaya, a passenger, Celal Inan lost his life while Kaya was survived without any injuries.

The police launched a wide-scale operation in the area to catch the militants.

Meanwhile, Ayten Gunhan, a 26-year-old, sustained life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital after the outlawed PKK attacked yet another police station in Turkey’s southeastern province Tunceli on Friday. She was announced dead the following day.

During the attack on the police station, a police officer was killed and another was injured. 

After the attack, one of the militants was killed by security forces during the clash while another militant was arrested.

Following the incident, the special operations unit launched an investigation to find the suspects who allegedly helped militants organise the attack.

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

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

Since the bilateral ending of the three-year-old "Peace Process," by the outlawed PKK on July 11, over 70 security officers were killed by the PKK and over 20 civilians have been dead.

The attacks of PKK also include, but is not limited to kidnappings and damage to public and private property mostly in Turkey's southeast.

TRTWorld and agencies