PKK kidnaps civilians in growing terror attacks in east

Terror attacks of outlawed PKK targeting civilians increase as PKK terrorists kidnap local politicians in Hakkari province

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Armed militants of YDG-H, youth wing of the outlawed PKK stroll at a street in Diyarbakir

Updated Sep 4, 2015

Terror attacks of the outlawed PKK not only target Turkish security officers, but also civilians in southeastern of Turkey as its militants have kidnapped a local politician and his son. 

A local Justice and Development Party (AK Party) politician Nurettin Toktamis at town of Buyukciftlik in Yuksekova district of Hakkari province was kidnapped by the militants of the outlawed PKK on Wednesday. Local sources confirmed that Toktamis and his son were seized from his house by the militants.

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

Another terror attack by the outlawed PKK in Hakkari towards civilians took place when a masked group of PKK terrorists raided a coffeehouse and opened fire on people after taking all the money in the shop. 

Several citizens were injured by the fire of the militants and taken to the hospital while the policemen launched an investigation in the crime scene.

Also, a PKK terror attack in Hakkari targeted two important bridges in the city which provided access to five different settlements.

While no casulties were reported after the attack, the bridges became unusable. Reportedly, PKK terrorists carried out other attacks to base stations in the same region earlier.

PKK terrorists also killed a doctor when they blocked a highway and intercepted his vehicle in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Monday.

Since outlawed PKK has begun terror attacks, the militants have also destroyed many public properties and attacked construction sites by setting heavy equipments on fire. 

Seventy seven security officers and more than 10 civilians have been killed in numerous terror attacks launched by the outlawed PKK, mostly in the southeastern region of the country since the three-year-long ceasefire between the PKK and the government was biletarelly ended by PKK's umbrealla organisation KCK on July 11, threatening the country with attacks. 






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